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Graduate Catalog 
1999-2001 



North Carolina 

Agricultural and Technical 

State University 



Greensboro, North Carolina 




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GRADUATE CATALOG OF NORTH CAROLINA 

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 

STATE UNIVERSITY 

Vol. 10, No. 1 

CATALOG OF NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 

STATE UNIVERSITY - Published every two years by North Carolina Agricultural and 

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

1999-2001 

GRADUATE CATALOG 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 

STATE UNIVERSITY 

GREENSBORO, NC 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE 
UNIVERSITY 1 

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AND INTEGRATION STATEMENT 2 

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 2 

ADMINISTRATION, NORTH CAROLINA A & T STATE UNIVERSITY 2 

DEANS OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 3 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 4 

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 7 

GRADUATE ADMISSION 8 

International Students 9 

Admission to Master's Degree Program 9 

Admission to Doctoral Programs 11 

Registration and Records 13 

Tuition and Fees 20 

Expenses and Finanacial Aid 21 

Financial Support for Graduate Students 25 

Immunization for Graduate Students 28 

Health Services 29 

Housing and Residence Life 30 

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS 30 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 31 

Master's Degrees 32 

Requirements for Master's Degrees 32 

Summary of Procedures for Master's Degrees 32 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree 37 

Summary of Procedures for Doctor of Philosophy 39 

THE NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 41 

MAJOR RESEARCH CENTERS AND INSTITUTES 42 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 44 

FIELDS OF INSTRUCTION 45 



VII 



MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 47 

Agricultural Education, Economics and Rural Sociology 47 

Animal Science 56 

Architectural Engineering 61 

Biology 77 

Chemical Engineering 83 

Chemistry 90 

Civil and Environmental Engineering 97 

Computer Science Department 107 

Curriculum and Instruction 115 

Electrical Engineering 131 

English 144 

Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 151 

Health, Physical Education and Recreation 161 

History 164 

Human Development Services 169 

Human Environment and Family Sciences 181 

Industrial Engineering Department 187 

Manufacturing Systems 192 

Mathematics 198 

Mechanical Engineering 206 

Natural Resources and Environmental Design 221 

Physics 226 

Social Work 231 

GRADUATE FACULTY 241 

School of Agriculture and Environmental and Allied Sciences 241 

College of Arts and Sciences 243 

School of Education 248 

College of Engineering 249 

School of Technology 253 

ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 255 

Board of Governors 255 

History of the University of North Carolina 256 

Board of Trustees 257 

MISSION, PURPOSE AND GOALS OF THE UNIVERSITY 257 

PIEDMONT INDEPENDENT COLLEGE ASSOC. OF NORTH CAROLINA .. 258 
RESOURCES AND STUDENT SERVICES 259 



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Office of Development and University Relations 259 

Student Organizations and Activities 260 

Veterans Affairs 260 

Disability Support Services 261 

Minority Affairs 261 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION POLICY 264 

INDEX 269 



IX 



GENERAL INFORMATION 
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was established as the A. 
and M. College for the "Colored Race" by an act of the General Assembly of North Caro- 
lina ratified March 9, 1891. The act read in part: That the leading object of the institution 
shall be to teach practical agriculture and the mechanic arts and such branches of learn- 
ing as relate thereto, not excluding academical and classical instruction. 

The College began operation during the school year of 1 890-9 1 , before the passage of 
the state law creating it. This curious circumstance arose out of the fact that the Morrill 
Act passed by Congress in 1890 earmarked the proportionate funds to be allocated in bi- 
racial school systems to the two races. The A. and M. College for the White Race was 
established by the State Legislature in 1889 and was ready to receive its share of funds 
provided by the Morrill Act in the fall of 1890. Before the college could receive these 
funds, however, it was necessary to make provisions for Colored students. Accordingly, 
the Board of Trustees of the A. and M. College in Raleigh was empowered to make tempo- 
rary arrangements for these students. A plan was worked out with Shaw University in 
Raleigh where the College operated as an annex to Shaw University during the years 1 890- 
1891, 1891-1892, and 1892-1893. 

The law of 1891 also provided that the College would be located in such city or town 
in the state as would make to the Board of Trustees a suitable proposition that would serve 
as an inducement for said location. A group of interested citizens in the city of Greensboro 
donated fourteen acres of land for a site and $1 1,000 to aid in constructing buildings. This 
amount was supplemented by an appropriation of $2,500 from the General Assembly. The 
first building was completed in 1893, and the College opened in Greensboro during the 
fall of that year. 

In 1915 the name of the institution was changed to The Agricultural and Technical 
College of North Carolina by an Act of the State Legislature.The scope of the college 
program has been enlarged to meet new demands. The General Assembly authorized the 
institution to grant the Master of Science degree in education and certain other fields in 
1939. The first Master's degree was awarded in 1941. 

The General Assembly of North Carolina voted to elevate the College to the status of 
a Regional University effective July 1, 1967. On October 30, 1971, the General Assembly 
ratified an Act to consolidate the Institutions of Higher Learning in North Carolina. Under 
the provisions of this Act, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 
became a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina effective July 1 , 
1972. 

Nine presidents/chancellors have served the Institution since it was founded in 1891. 
They are as follows: Dr. J. O. Crosby (1892-1896), Dr. James B. Dudley (1896-1925), Dr. 
F. D. Bluford (1925-1955), Dr. WarmothT Gibbs (1956-1960), Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proc- 
tor (1960-1964), Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy (1964-1980), Dr. Cleon F. Thompson (Interim Chan- 
cellor - 1980-1981), Dr. Edward B. Fort (1981-1999), and Dr. James C. Renick, who 
assumed Chancellorship responsibilities on July 15, 1999. 



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NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AND INTEGRATION 
STATEMENT 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVER- 
SITY is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate 
against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, reli- 
gion, gender, age, or disability. Moreover, NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL 
AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY is open to people of all races and actively 
seeks to promote racial integration by recruiting and enrolling a larger number of 
white students. 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVER- 
SITY supports the protections available to members of its community under all appli- 
cable Federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title 
IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health 
Service Act, the Equal Pay and Age Discrimination Acts, the Rehabilitation Act of 
1973, and Executive Order 1 1246. 

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 

Students enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are 
expected to conduct themselves properly at all times. They are expected to observe stan- 
dards of behavior and integrity that will reflect favorably upon themselves, their fami- 
lies, and the University. They are expected to abide by the laws of the city, state, and 
nation, and by all rules and regulations of the University. 

Accordingly, any student who demonstrates an unwillingness to adjust to the rules 
and regulations that are prescribed or that may be prescribed to govern the student body 
will be placed on probation, suspended, or expelled from the institution. 

A student may forfeit the privilege of working for the University when, for any rea- 
son, he or she is placed on probation because of misconduct. The policies and proce- 
dures governing students' conduct are located in the Student Handbook which is distrib- 
uted annually. 



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ADMINISTRATION, North Carolina A&T State University 

James C. Renick, Chancellor 

Carolyn Meyers, InterimVice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Charles Mclntyre, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance 

Sullivan Welborne, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

David Hoard, Vice Chancellor for Development and University Relations 

Earnestine Psalmonds, Vice Chancellor for Research 

Leslie Renwrick, Interim Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Legal Affairs 

Deans of Colleges and Schools 

Daniel Godfrey, Dean, School of Agriculture and Environmental and Allied Sciences 

Ethel Taylor, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 

Quiester Craig, Dean, School of Business and Economics 

David Boger, Dean, School of Education 

Lonnie Sharpe, Dean, College of Engineering 

Thoyd Melton, Dean, Graduate Studies 

Lorna Harris, Dean, School of Nursing 

Elazer Barnette, Interim Dean, School of Technology 



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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

NOTE: This calendar is subject to periodic revision. Please check with the University Reg - 
istrar to determine if changes have been made, or visit our website at http://www.ncat.edu. 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 

STATE UNIVERSITY 

2000-2001 UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR 



SPRING SEMESTER 2000 

January 6 - Thursday 

January 6-8 Thursday-Saturday 

January 6-Thursday 



January 14- Friday 
January 17-Monday 
January 18-Tuesday 

January 28-Friday 

February 21 -Monday 

February 21-26-Monday-Saturday 

March 6-11- Monday-Saturday 
March 2 3 -Thursday 
March 29-Wednesday 

March 3 1 -Friday 
April 3 -Monday 



April 3-7 -Friday 

April 10-12 — Wednesday 

April 10-Monday 

April 21 -Friday 

April 27-Thursday 



Graduate Orientation 

Late Registration for Continuing Students ($20.00 
Late Fee) 
Classes Begin 

Late Registration Readmitted and New Graduate 
Students ($20.00 Late Fee) 
Deadline for Filing Graduation Application (Mas- 
ters and Doctoral) 

University Holiday (Martin L. King, Jr.'s Birth- 
day) 

Deadline for Filing Graduate Comprehensive Ex- 
amination 

Last Day to Add or Audit a Course 
Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive Finan- 
cial Credit 

Ronald E. McNair Memorial Day (Classes Are 
Not Canceled) 

Deadline to Remove Incompletes Received 
Fall 1999 

Graduate Comprehensive Examinations Admin- 
istered 
Spring Break 

Founder's Day and Honors Convocation 
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Grade Evalu- 
ation 

University Holiday (Good Friday) 
Last Day to Submit First Draft of Thesis/Dis- 
sertation to Graduate School 
Last day to submit application for Summer 2000 
admission 

Early Registration Advisement 
Early Registration for Fall 2000 
Last Day to Withdraw from the University With- 
out Grade Evaluation 

Last Day to Submit Final Copy of Thesis/Dis- 
sertation to Graduate School For Printing 
Last Day to Submit Transfer of Credit Applica- 
tion 



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April 28-Friday 
April 29-Saturday 
May 1-5 Monday-Friday 
May 6- Saturday 
May 13 -Saturday 

Fall Semester 2000 

August 14-Monday 

August 17-Thursday 

August 18-1 9-Friday-Sarurday 

August 2 1 -Monday 



August 30-Wednesday 



September 1 -Friday 
September 4-Monday 
September 25-Monday 
October 2-Monday 

October 16-17 Monday-Tuesday 

TBA 

November 1 -Wednesday 

November 6-Monday 

November 6- 1 0-Monday-Friday 
November 13-15 -Monday- Wednesday 
November 16-Thursday 

November 16-Thursday 

November 22-Wednesday 
November 1 -Wednesday 



December 7-Thursday 

December 8-Friday 
December 9-Saturday 
Dec. 11-15-Monday-Friday 
December 18-Monday 



Classes End 

Reading Day 

Final Exams 

Grades Due in The Registrar's Office by 2:00 P.M. 

Commencement 



Faculty Meeting/Faculty-Staff Institute 
Graduate Student Orientation 
Late Registration for Continuing Students ($20.00 
Late Fee) 

Readmitted and New Graduate Students ($20.00 
Late Fee) 
Classes Begin 

Last Day to Add or Audit a Course 
Last Day to Drop and Receive Financial Credit 
Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation 
Late Registration Ends 
University Holiday (Labor Day) 
Grade Evaluation For Student Athletes 
Deadline to Remove Incompletes Received 
Spring And Summer 2000 
Fall Break 
Homecoming 

Last Day to Drop a Course Without Grade 
Evaluation 

Deadline For International Students' Applica- 
tion For Admissions Decisions for Spring 2001 
Early Registration Advisement 
Early Registration for Spring 2001 
Last Day to Withdraw from the University 
Without Grade Evaluation 
Last Day to Submit First Draft of Thesis/ 
Dissertation to Graduate School 
Thanksgiving Holidays Begin At 1 :00 P.M. 
Thanksgiving Holidays End At 7:00 A.M. 
Application Deadline for Spring Semester 
Admission to The University 
Last Day to Submit Final Copy of Thesis/ 
Dissertation to Graduate School for Printing 
Classes End 
Reading Day 
Final Exams 
Fall Semester Ends 

Grades Due In The Registrar's Office by 12:00 
Noon 



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Spring Semester 2001 

January 4-Thursday 
January 5-6-Friday-Saturday 

January 8-Monday 



January 15-Monday 
January 22-Monday 

January 2 8- Sun. 

February 2 3 -Friday 

March 5-10 Monday-Saturday 
March 22-Thursday 
March 28-Wednesday 

March 30-Friday 
April 2-6 Monday-Friday 
April 9- 1 1 Monday- Wednesday 
April 9-Monday 

May 1 -Tuesday 

May 2 -Wednesday 

May 3-9 Tuesday- Wednesday 

May 10-Thursday 

May 15-Saturday 



Graduate Orientation 

Late Registration for Continuing Students 

($20.00 Late Fee) 

Late Registration for New Freshman, Transfer, 

Readmitted and New Graduate Students 

($20.00 Late Fee) 

Classes Begin 

University Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 

Birthday) 

Last Day to Add or Audit a Course 

Last Day To Drop and Receive Financial 

Credit 

Last Day To Apply For Spring Graduation 

Ronald E. Mcnair Memorial Day (Classes Are 

Not Cancelled) 

Deadline To Remove Incompletes Received Fall 

2000 

Spring Break 

Founder's Day Convocation 

Last Day To Drop A Course Without Grade 

Evaluation 

University Holiday (Good Friday) 

Early Registration Advisement 

Early Registration for Fall 2001 

Last Day to Withdraw from the University 

Without Grade Evaluation 

Classes End 

Reading Day 

Final Exams 

Grades Due In The Office Of The Registrar by 

2:00 P.M. 

Commencement 



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THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Graduate education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was 
authorized by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1939.The authorization provided for 
training in agriculture, technology, applied sciences, and other approved areas of study. An 
extension of the graduate program approved by the General Assembly of North Carolina 
in 1957 provided for enlargement of the curriculum to include teacher education, as well 
as such other programs of a professional or occupational nature as might be approved by 
the North Carolina Board of Higher Education. 

On July 1, 1967, the Legislature of North Carolina approved regional university status 
for the institution and renamed it North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univer- 
sity. The University awarded its first master's degree in 1941 to Woodland Ellroy Hall. Since 
that time, nearly 6,700 students have received this coveted degree of advanced studies. A 
significant number of these graduates have gone on to other universities to achieve the pres- 
tigious doctorate degree in their chosen specialties. The School of Graduate Studies through 
its various disciplines is affiliated with the American Chemical Society, the Accreditation 
Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), the National Council for the Accredi- 
tation of Teacher Education, the Council of Graduate Schools, the Conference of Southern 
Graduate Schools, the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools, the North Carolina 
Conference of Graduate Schools, and other prestigious regional and national bodies. In ad- 
dition, many graduate faculty members are associated with distinguished academic and pro- 
fessional organizations that have international acclaim and relationships. 

The School of Graduate Studies has an integrated and intercultural faculty and student 
body and beckons students from all over the world. It coordinates and administers ad- 
vanced course offerings in all departments within the School of Agriculture, the School of 
Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the School 
of Technology. The School of Graduate Studies offers advanced study for qualified indi- 
viduals who wish to improve their competency for careers in professions related to agri- 
culture, humanities, education, science, and technology. Such study of information, tech- 
niques, and skills is provided through curricula leading to the Master of Science, the Mas- 
ter of Arts, or the Doctor of Philosophy degree and through institutes and workshops 
designed for those who are not candidates for a higher degree. The School of Graduate 
Studies provides a foundation of knowledge and techniques for those who wish to con- 
tinue their education in doctoral programs at other institutions or within this institution as 
it expands into the doctoral arena. The School of Graduate Studies assumes the responsi- 
bility of encouraging scholarly research among students and faculty members. 

While studying at this university, it is expected that graduate students (1) will acquire 
special competence in one or multiple fields of knowledge; (2) will develop further their 
ability to think independently and constructively; (3) will develop and demonstrate the 
ability to collect, organize, evaluate, create, and report facts that will enable them to make 
a scholarly contribution to knowledge about their discipline; and (4) will make new appli- 
cation and adaptation of existing knowledge so as to contribute to their professions and to 
humankind. 

Ten persons have served as dean of the School of Graduate Studies since its beginning 
in 1939. They are Dr. Wadaran L. Kennedy (1939-1951), Dr. Frederick A. Williams (195 1 - 
1961), Dr. George C. Royal (1961-1965), Mr. J. Niel Armstrong (1965-1966), Dr. Darwin 
Turner (1966-1969), Dr. Albert W Spruill, (1970-1993), Dr. Meada Gibbs (1993-1996), 
Dr. Charles Williams (1996-1997), Dr. Melvin N. Johnson (1997) and Dr. Thoyd Melton 
(1998 -present). 

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ORGANIZATION 

School of Graduate Studies Council 

The School of Graduate Studies Council is responsible for formulating all academic 
policies and regulations affecting graduate students, graduate courses, and graduate cur- 
ricula. The council consists of the chairpersons of the departments offering concentrations 
in graduate studies, the deans of the schools offering graduate instruction, the Director of 
Summer School, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Re- 
search and Sponsored Programs, the Director of Admissions, the Director of Registration 
and Records, the Director of Teacher Education, five graduate students elected from the 
Association of Graduate Students, and five faculty members selected from the graduate 
faculty. The Dean of the Graduate School serves as chairperson of the Council. 

Advisory Committees 

Standing committees of the Graduate School are organized to advise the Council on 
matters pertaining to present policies, to evaluate existing and proposed programs of study, 
and to process student petitions relating to academic matters. These committees are as 
follows: 

Admission and Retention Committee 

Curriculum Committee 

Evaluation Committee 

Executive Committee 

Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships Committee 

Publications Committee 

Rules and Policy Committee 

GRADUATE ADMISSION 

Applications for admission must be accompanied by the following: two official tran- 
scripts from all colleges and universities previously attended, references from at least three 
people who know of the student's academic record and potential for graduate study, a non- 
refundable application fee of $35, and, in most cases, an official statement of the student's 
Graduate Record Examination or other standardized test scores. Some departments may 
require a letter of intent. Application and reference forms may be obtained by visiting the 
Website at http://www.ncat.edu or by writing or visiting North Carolina A&T State Uni- 
versity, School of Graduate Studies, 120 Gibbs Hall, Greensboro, NC, 2741 1. When com- 
pleted, all application materials should be returned according to instructions. Application 
is made for a specific degree program and date of enrollment (see Admissions). 

Because of processing requirements, an admission decision for fall semester cannot 
be guaranteed unless all credentials are received by July 1, for spring semester by Novem- 
ber 1, and for summer sessions by April 1. 

Students applying for the doctoral programs in Electrical Engineering, Industrial En- 
gineering or Mechanical Engineering must submit their applications for the fall semester 
by April 15 and for the spring semester by October 15. Early application is encouraged, 
particularly if application for assistantship is considered. 



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International Students 

Students, whose native language is other than English, regardless of citizenship, must 
submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores as evidence of ability to use 
English at a level of competence sufficient for graduate work. The minimum requirement 
for admission is a TOEFL score of 550, with scores of 50 on at least two of the sections 
and no section score below 45. International students taking the Computer-Base Test must 
score 213 minimumly. (Minimum score is subject to change; departments may establish a 
higher minimum requirement. ) The test date must be within 24 months of the application 
deadline date before the semester for which the application is being reviewed. An official 
score report issued by the Educational Testing Service is required. The international appli- 
cant must also provide the University with verification that the required funds are avail- 
able to support the proposed program of advanced study. Foreign nationals in the United 
States at the time application is made must also provide information regarding their cur- 
rent visa status. The University provides special forms to be used by the applicant in sup- 
plying this information. (See Office of International Student Affairs). 

ADMISSION TO MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM 

The procedures followed in evaluating an applicant's potential for success in graduate 
work and the criteria used for admissions decisions vary according to programs and col- 
leges/schools and reflect an evaluation of the applicant's potential to engage in graduate 
work and the capability of the individual programs to accommodate additional students. 
Generally, requests for admission are considered by departmental admissions committees, 
which forward the departmental recommendations to the dean of the Graduate School. 

Students are admitted to full or provisional status in a specific degree program. Ad- 
mission is granted for a specific semester or summer term. Any change in the admission 
date must be requested in writing and approved by the department and Graduate School. 
Once the requirements for that degree program have been completed, no further registra- 
tion as a graduate student will be permitted unless admission to a new graduate classifica- 
tion has been formally approved. 

Admission to Degree Programs 

Applicants to the master's degree program for graduate study must have earned a 
bachelor's degree from a four-year college. Application forms must be submitted to the 
School of Graduate Studies Office with two official transcripts of previous undergraduate 
and graduate studies. Applicants may be admitted to graduate studies unconditionally, 
provisionally, or as special students. Applicants are admitted without discrimination be- 
cause of race, color, creed, or gender. 

Unconditional Admission 

To qualify for unconditional admission to the master's degree program for graduate 
study, an applicant must have earned an overall average of 2.6 on a 4 point system (or 1.6 
on a 3 point system) in his/her undergraduate studies. Some programs require a 3.0 grade 
point average on a 4.0 scale; therefore, applicants should check appropriate sections of the 
Graduate Catalog to ascertain the minimum grade point average required. In addition, a 
student seeking a degree in agricultural education, elementary education, technology edu- 



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cation, or secondary education must possess, or be qualified to possess, a Class A teaching 
license in the area in which he/she wishes to concentrate his/her graduate studies. A stu- 
dent seeking a degree with a concentration in guidance must possess, or be qualified to 
possess, a Class A teaching license. See Licensure except for Vocational-Industrial Educa- 
tion (post secondary /private industry). 

Provisional Admission 

An applicant may be admitted to the master's degree program for graduate study on a 
provisional basis if (1) he/she earned his/her baccalaureate degree from a non-accredited 
institution or (2) the record of his/her undergraduate preparation reveals deficiencies that 
can be removed near the beginning of his/her graduate study. A student admitted provi- 
sionally may be required to pass examinations to demonstrate his/her knowledge in speci- 
fied areas, to take specified undergraduate courses to improve his/her background, or to 
demonstrate his/her competence for graduate work by earning no grades below "B" in his/ 
her first nine hours of graduate work at this institution. 



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ADMISSION TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMS 

Applicants to doctoral programs in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering must sub- 
mit completed application forms with two official transcripts of previous undergraduate 
and graduate studies and an official copy of their GRE test scores. Other admission crite- 
ria are outlined below under the following headings: unconditional admission, provisional 
admission, and graduate unclassified. 

Unconditional Admission 

Unconditional admission is offered to applicants who satisfy all general School of 
Graduate Studies requirements. In addition, they must have an earned Bachelor of Science 
and Master of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or Computer En- 
gineering or related discipline and a 3.5 grade point average in their Master of Science 
program. Graduate Record Examination scores are required. Test of English as a Foreign 
Language (TOEFL) is required for international students. 

Provisional Admission 

Provisional admission is offered to applicants who meet all conditions except the 3.5 
grade point average in the Master of Science degree. Provisional students must convert to 
unconditional admission on a timely basis by achieving a 3.5 average on graduate 
coursework when the ninth credit is completed. 

Graduate Unclassified 

Graduate unclassified is for non-degree seeking students. No more than 12 credits 
may be earned in this status. 

APPLICATION 

Complete applications include complete application forms, two official transcripts of 
all prior academic work, three letters of recommendation or reference forms, appropriate 
standardized test scores, statement of residence, and a non-refundable application fee of 
$35. Application forms may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies, Room 120 
Gibbs Hall, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 2741 1. 

Students applying for the doctoral programs in Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical 
Engineering must submit their applications for the Fall Semester by April 15 and for the 
Spring Semester by October 15. Early application is encouraged, particularly if applica- 
tion for an assistantship is contemplated. 

Exceptions to the above statements must be approved by the Dean of the School of 
Graduate Studies. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS REQUIRING CLASS A LICENSURE 
AND LICENSURE ONLY 

Students applying for graduate degree programs in elementary education, reading 
education, instructional technology, technology education, and secondary education pro- 
grams are required to possess or be eligible to possess the Class A license. Eligibility for 
the Class G (graduate level) licensure requires an individual to possess the initial Class A 
licensure. 



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Elementary Education 

Individuals pursuing the M.S. degree in elementary education must satisfy require- 
ments for the Class A licensure in elementary education. Students who have earned some 
but not all undergraduate credits for elementary education and students without the A 
license in the area of elementary education (K-6) should consult with the elementary edu- 
cation coordinator or the chairperson in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to 
design a program of study that addresses requirements for the initial license. This program 
of study supplements the graduate degree requirements in this teaching specialty area. 
Students may be required to enroll in undergraduate courses in education and student 
teaching to fulfill licensure requirements. 

Reading Education 

The reading education program requires the student to possess a Class A license in any 
teaching specialty area. If an individual does not possess the license, he/she must meet 
with the reading coordinator or chairperson in the Department of Curriculum to design a 
Class A licensure program of study before being admitted unconditionally to pursue the 
M.S. degree in reading education. Students may be required to enroll in undergraduate 
courses in education and a specialty area and student-teach to fulfill licensure require- 
ments. See other requirements cited in the section, Department of Curriculum and In- 
struction, Reading Education. 

Instructional Technology 

Students interested in the M.S. degree in instructional technology and the 076 (Media 
Coordinator) licensure must possess an initial Class A teaching license. Individuals with- 
out this license must meet with the instructional technology coordinator or the chairper- 
son in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to design a Class A licensure pro- 
gram of study before being admitted unconditionally to pursue the M.S. degree in Instruc- 
tional Technology. Students may be required to enroll in undergraduate courses in educa- 
tion and student-teaching to fulfill licensure requirements. 

Technology Education 

Students may enter the graduate program in the area of technology education without 
a Class A license. If the Class G license is sought by the applicant, the student must con- 
sult with the graduate coordinator in the Department of Graphics Communication Sys- 
tems and Technological Studies to design a program of study to satisfy Class A and/or 
Class G licensure. Students may be required to enroll in undergraduate courses in educa- 
tion and technical options to fulfill licensure requirements. If the Class A and/or Class G 
licensures are not sought by the student, then consultation with the graduate coordinator is 
necessary to determine the appropriate course of study required to satisfy the M.S. degree. 
A student may successfully complete the Master's degree under the supervision of the 
Department of Graphics Communication Systems and Technological Studies without be- 
ing required to meet state licensure requirements for the Class A or G licenses. 



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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
LICENSURE 

The professional education component for students who enter graduate study without 
the required credits in education courses and who are pursuing a teaching program in 
secondary education must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours which may include 
the following undergraduate/graduate level courses: CUIN 400, Psychological Founda- 
tions of Education; CUIN 619, Learning Theories; CUIN 625, Theory of American Public 
Education or CUIN 701; Philosophy of Education; CUIN 500, Principles and Curricula of 
Secondary Schools or CUIN 720, Curriculum Development; CUIN 624, Teaching Read- 
ing in the Secondary School; and CUIN 560, Observation and Student Teaching, or CUIN 
559, Student Teaching in the Elementary School. 

LICENSURE ONLY PROGRAMS 

Individuals may be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies for licensure (certifica- 
tion) only. These persons are admitted for the sole purpose of satisfying North Carolina 
teaching licensure requirements. Individuals must possess an earned undergraduate de- 
gree and upon acceptance for this purpose, confer with the respective area coordinator or 
department chairperson to design a program of study. Students pursuing licensure only 
must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program prior to pursuing the student 
teaching requirement. Information regarding the Teacher Education Program is available 
through the Office of the Dean, School of Education. Effective September 1, 2000, there 
will be no class "G" license available. The Master's/Advanced license will be issued. 
Please consult your graduate coordinator or graduate advisor for your program of study. 

REGISTRATION AND RECORDS 

Each student is responsible for informing himself or herself of the academic regula- 
tions and requirements set forth in this Catalog and for revisions of same as posted on 
campus bulletin boards or released in other official publications of the University. Failure 
to meet the requirements or comply with regulations because of lack of knowledge thereof 
does not excuse the student from meeting the academic regulations and requirements. 

A student's program of study must be approved by his or her advisor, his or her chair- 
person, and members of the faculty advisor committee in his or her major department at 
registration. Advisors will make every attempt to give effective guidance to students in 
academic matters and to refer students to those qualified to help them in other matters. 
However, the final responsibility for meeting all academic requirements for a selected 
program rests with the student. 

Courses of Study 

A student should refer to the requirements of his/her respective department or school 
for his/her program of study and confer with his/her advisor whenever problems arise. The 
student is expected to follow the program outlined as closely as possible. 

Official Registration 

Registration is a time designated each semester to allow the student and his or her 
advisor to review the student's records and plan a program for the next semester. 



Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 13 



The student has an opportunity to discuss academic problems with the advisor. Regis- 
tration helps to ensure that the courses requested on the registered schedule will be avail- 
able to the student the following semester. 

Any student who is enrolled in the University during the registration period is ex- 
pected to register during the period designated for this purpose. 

In order for a student to get credit for a course, he or she must be properly registered in 
that course. This means that the student must have gone through the registration proce- 
dures as outlined by the University. Further, the student must have paid all required tuition 
and fees. 

Late Registration 

A student is expected to complete enrollment (including the payment of all required 
fees) on the dates listed on the University Calendar. The payment of fees is part of the 
registration process. No student is eligible to attend classes until the required fees have 
been paid. 

A student who fails to complete registration during the scheduled dates will be re- 
quired to pay a late registration fee of $20.00 beginning on that date and $10.00 each day 
during the late registration period until the bill is validated. 

Course Load 

A full-time graduate course load is 9 to 15 credits per semester (including audits) and 
3-6 credits per summer session (including audits). Audits in subjects in which the student 
has no previous experience will be evaluated at full credit value in determining course 
load. Audits taken as repetition of work previously accomplished are considered at one 
half of their value in calculating course loads. With the single exception of foreign lan- 
guage audits, all audit registrations must fall within the range of maximum permissible 
course loads. The maximum load is 15 semester hours. 

Foreign students on F-l and J-l visas are required by the Immigration and Naturaliza- 
tion Service to carry a full-time course of study to remain in status. 

In-Service Teachers 

The maximum load for a fully employed in-service teacher must not exceed six semes- 
ter hours during any academic year. 

University Staff 

The maximum load for any fully employed member of the university faculty or staff 
will be six semester hours for the academic year. 

Concurrent Registration In Other Institutions 

A student registered in a degree program in the School of Graduate Studies may not 
enroll concurrently in another graduate school except upon permission, secured in ad- 
vance, from the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. 



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Grading Policies 

Grades for graduate students are recorded as follows: A, excellent; B, average; C, 
below average; F, failure; S, work in progress (for courses in research); I, Incomplete; W, 
withdrawal. 

1 . In order to earn a degree, a student must have a cumulative average of "B" (a grade 
point average of 3.0 on a system in which 1 hour of "A" earns 4 grade points). 

2. A graduate student automatically goes on probation when his/her cumulative aver- 
age falls below "B." 

3. A student may be dropped from the degree program if he/she has not been re- 
moved from probation after two successive terms as a full-time student. 

4. A student may not repeat a required course in which "C" or above was earned. 

5. A student may repeat a required course in which "F" was earned. A student may 
not repeat the course more than once. If a student fails a second time, he/she is 
dismissed from the degree program. 

6. All hours attempted in graduate courses and all grade points earned are included in 
the computation of the cumulative average of a graduate student. 

7. A student who stops attending a course but fails to withdraw officially may be 
assigned a grade of "F" 

8. All grades of "I" must be removed during the student's next term of enrollment. 

9. A student may not count towards a degree program any course in which a grade of 
"F' 1 was earned. 

NOTE: The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction does not accept courses 
in which a student has received a "D" or "F"for renewal of certification. 

Audit 

A regular student may audit a course by picking up the Audit Form from the Office of 
the Registrar. He or she must register officially for the course and pay the University 
Cashier. 

Attendance, preparation, and participation in the classroom discussion and labora- 
tory exercises shall be at the discretion of the instructor. 

A student who audits courses is not required to take examinations and tests and he/she 
receives no credit. An auditor may not change his or her registration from audit to credit or 
from credit to audit after late registration ends. 

Change of Grade 

A request for a change of grade, for any reason, must be made within one year follow- 
ing the date the original grade was assigned by the faculty member. 

Grade Appeal 

A student may appeal the final grade earned in a course. Initially, the student should 
attempt to resolve the matter informally through the instructor of the course, the depart- 
ment chairperson, and/or dean of the academic unit in which the grade was assigned. If the 
matter is not resolved through this level of interaction, then the student should consult the 
individual school/college on its written grade appeal policy. A student wishing to pursue a 
written appeal of a grade must demonstrate a legitimate basis for the appeal. Grade ap- 
peals are final at the level of the school/college. 



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Academic Warning, Probation, and Termination 

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for graduation. A department 
shall recommend courses in which the grades of "B" or better will be required. A student 
who accumulates more than nine semester hours of grades below "B" shall be dismissed 
from the Graduate School. When a student's grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0, 
he/she will be warned and informed that he/she must raise the GPA to 3.0 in the next two 
terms in residence. Students failing to do so will be dismissed from the Graduate School. 
In the case of program dismissal, no further registration in a graduate classification will be 
permitted. Upon extenuating circumstances the student will be reinstated upon the written 
recommendation of the department and approval by the Graduate Dean. 

Graduate-level courses with a grade of "D" or lower are not acceptable in a program of 
study, following admission to degree-seeking status. In addition, graduate transfer courses 
with a grade of "C" or lower are not acceptable in the program of study. 

Eligibility for Assistantship 

A graduate student must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or better average) to 
be eligible for appointment to an assistantship, fellowship or traineeship, and must be 
registered in each semester in which the appointment is in effect. 

Changing Programs 

Students may transfer from one School/College of the University to another with the 
written approval and acceptance of the deans of the Schools/Colleges involved. The proper 
forms on which to apply for such a change are to be obtained from the Graduate Studies 
Office and executed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the 
student plans to transfer. When such a transfer is made, students must satisfy the current 
academic requirements of the School/College and/or department to which student transfer. 

Withdrawal from the University 

A student who wishes or is asked to leave the University at any time during the semes- 
ter shall execute and file official withdrawal forms. These forms may be obtained from the 
University Counseling and Testing Center. They should be completed and submitted to the 
Office of the Registrar. 

A student who withdraws from the University within 15 calendar days of the beginning 
of the final examination period for the semester shall receive a "W" in all classes enrolled. 
Failure to execute and file these forms in a timely manner will result in a student receiving an 
"F" for each course in which he or she was enrolled during the semester in question. 

Incompletes 

A student is expected to complete all requirements of a particular course during the 
semester in which he or she is registered. However, if at the end of the semester a small 
portion of the work remains unfinished and should be deferred because of some serious 
circumstances beyond the control of the student, an "I" may be submitted. 

An "I" for a prolonged illness may be submitted only after the written approval of the 
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has been secured. An "I" for other causes may be 
submitted only with the approval of the Dean of the School. 



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Along with the recording of the incomplete grade, the instructor must also file with 
the chairperson of the department the student's average grade and a written description of 
the work which that must be completed before the incomplete is removed. 

Procedure for the Removal of an Incomplete 

An incomplete grade must be removed within SIX WEEKS after the beginning of the 
next semester. If the student has not removed the incomplete within the time specified, the 
Incomplete is automatically changed to an "F." Developmental, thesis, and research courses 
are exempted from the six-week time limit. 

Continuous Registration 

After a student is admitted to the Graduate School and enrolls for the first time, she/he 
is required to maintain continuous registration, i.e., be enrolled each semester, excluding 
summer sessions, until she/he has either graduated or her/his graduate program at North 
Carolina A&T State University has been terminated. All students who graduate during the 
second summer session must be registered for either the first or second summer session. A 
student in good academic standing who must interrupt her/his graduate program for good 
reasons may request a leave of absence from graduate study for a definite period of time, 
normally not to exceed one year. The request should be made at least one month prior to 
the term involved. Upon endorsement of the request by the student's graduate advisory 
committee and Director of Graduate Programs, and approval by the Graduate School, the 
student would not be required to be registered during the leave of absence. The time that 
the student spends on an approved leave of absence will be included in the time allowed to 
complete the degree, i.e., 6 years for master's and 10 for doctoral. Graduate students whose 
programs have been terminated because of failure to maintain continuous registration and 
who have not been granted a leave of absence during a fall or spring semester will be 
required to reapply for admission if they wish to resume their graduate studies at North 
Carolina A&T State University. 

Changes in Schedule 

A change in a student's program may be made with the consent of his or her advisor or 
department chairperson. However, if a student's schedule is changed after the designated 
period for adding and/or dropping courses, the consent of the School Dean is required. 

The student must obtain and properly execute the Change of Schedule Form. This 
form is obtained from the Office of the Registrar and should be returned to that office. 

Class Attendance Policy 

Class A ttendance 

The University is committed to the principle that regular and punctual class atten- 
dance is essential to the students' optimum scholastic achievement. An absence, excused 
or unexcused, does not relieve the student of any course requirement. Regular class atten- 
dance is a student obligation, and a student is responsible for all the work, including tests 
and written work, of all class meetings. 



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Instructor s Responsibility 

1 ) Description of attendance requirements should be stated in the course syllabus and 
announced in class, particularly at the beginning of each term. If class attendance 
is to affect a student's course grade, then a statement to that effect must be a part of 
the course syllabus distributed to each student. 

2) Instructors will keep attendance records in all classes. Each instructor has the right 
to prescribe procedures as to how and when attendance will be taken. 

Student 's Responsibility 

It is the responsibility of each student to learn and comply with the requirements set 
by the instructor for each class in which one is registered. The student should 

1) have knowledge of each instructor's attendance and monitoring practices for class 
absences during the term. 

2) become familiar with all materials covered in each course during absences and 
make-up any work required by the instructor. 

3) initiate the request to make-up work on the first day of class attendance after the 
absence. 

Policy on Make-Up of Required Course Work 

The administration, faculty, and staff recognize, that there are circumstances and events 
which require students to miss classes and required course work which may be performed 
or required due on the day of the absence. Also they recognize that required course work is 
needed to give each student an adequate performance evaluation. Therefore, whenever 
reasonable (and more specifically described below), students should be allowed to make 
up required work. 

The following definitions will apply with respect to this policy: 

a) Required course work — All work which will be used in the determination of final 
grades; e.g., examinations, announced quizzes, required papers and essays, required 
assignments. 

b) Instructor — Person responsible for the course and providing instruction and evalu- 
ation. 

c) Permissible reasons for requesting make-up of required work — Sickness (verifi- 
cation needed); death of relatives (immediate family); participation in approved 
University related activities; acting in the capacity of a representative of the Uni- 
versity (band, choir, sports related travel, etc.); and extraordinary circumstances 
(court appearance, family emergency, etc.) require a signed statement. NOTE: Other 
reasons for requesting make-up of required course work are not acceptable. 

Grade Reports 

As soon as it is determined at the end of each semester or summer term, a report of 
grades is sent to the student at his or her permanent home address. 

Privacy of Student Records 

The University ensures students access to their official academic records but prohibits 
the release of personally identifiable information, other than "directory information," from 
these records without their permission, except as specified by public law 93-380. "Direc- 
tory information" includes the following: Student's name, address, telephone number, date 



1 8 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



and place of birth, school, major, sex, marital status, dates of attendance, degree received, 
honors received, institution(s) attended prior to admission to North Carolina Agricultural 
and Technical State University, past and present participation in officially recognized sports 
and activities, and physical factors. Public Law 93-380 further provides that any student 
may, upon written request, restrict the printing of such personal information relating to 
himself or herself as is usually included in campus directories. A student who desires to 
have "directory information" withheld must submit a written request to the Office of the 
Registrar one week before the beginning of classes for the semester or session in which he 
or she is enrolled. 

Access To Student Records 

1 . The policy for the administration of student academic records is in accordance 
with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. 

2. A student has the right to inspect and review any and all official records, files, 
and data directly related to him or her. 

3. A student who believes that his or her record contains inaccurate or misleading 
information shall have an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of 
the record to ensure that the record is not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise 
in violation of his or her privacy or rights, and to provide an opportunity for the 
correction or deletion of any such inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inap- 
propriate data contained therein or for the inclusion of the student's own 
statement of explanation. 

4. The University will comply with a request from a student to review his or her 
record within a reasonable period of time and not later than thirty (30) days 
after the request is received. 

5. The release of academic records requires the written permission of the student, 
except as provided by Public Law 93-380. Transcripts are not issued to a 
student who has not met his or her financial obligations to the University. 

6. Copies of the "University's Statement" concerning access to students' records 
are available in the Office of the Registrar, as well as the office of each school 
dean and department chairperson. 

Change of Name and Address 

It is the obligation of every student to notify the Office of the Registrar of any change 
in name or address. Failure to do so can cause serious delay in the handling of the student's 
records and in notification of emergencies at home. A legal court document must accom- 
pany the request to change the student's name. 

Transcripts of Records 

Requests for transcripts of students' records should be addressed to the University 
Registrar. The cost is $2.00 per copy. 

Indebtedness to the University 

No diploma, certificate or transcript of a record will be issued to a student who has not 
made a satisfactory settlement with the cashier for all indebtedness to the University. A 



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student may not be permitted to attend classes or take final examinations after the due date 
of any unpaid obligation. 

Academic Dishonesty Policy 

North Carolina A&T State University is committed to a policy of academic honesty for 
all students. Examples of Academic Dishonesty include but are not limited to the following: 
Cheating or knowingly assisting another student in committing an act of academic 
dishonesty. 

• Plagiarism (unauthorized use of another person's words or ideas as one's own) 
which includes but is not necessarily limited to submitting examinations, theses, 
reports, drawings, laboratory notes, or other materials as one's own work when 
such work has been prepared by another person or copied from another person. 
Unauthorized possession of examinations or reserve library materials, destruction 
or hiding of source materials, library materials, or laboratory materials, or experi- 
ments, or any other similar action. 

Unauthorized changing of grades or marking on an examination or in an instructor's 
grade book, or such change of any grade record. 

Aiding or abetting in the infraction of any of the provisions anticipated under the 
general standards of student conduct. 
Assisting another student in violating any of the above rules. 

A student who has committed an act of academic dishonesty has failed to meet a basic 
requirement of satisfactory academic performance. Thus, academic dishonesty is not only 
a basis for disciplinary action but may also affect the evaluation of the student's level of 
performance. Any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty is subject to disci- 
plinary action as defined below. 

In instances where a student has clearly been identified as having committed an aca- 
demic act of dishonesty, the instructor may take appropriate punitive action including a 
loss of credit for an assignment, an examination or project, or awarding a grade of "F" for 
the course subject to the review and endorsement of the chairperson and the dean. Re- 
peated offenses can even lead to dismissal from the University. 

Student Appeals on Academic Dishonesty 

A student who feels unfairly treated as a result of an academic dishonesty matter may 
appeal the action in writing to the University Judicial Tribunal. The written notice of ap- 
peal must be submitted within one week (seven calendar days) of the date of the incident. 
The student should refer to the section on Appellate Procedures in the Student Handbook. 

Graduation 

There are three official graduations for graduate students per year, occurring at the 
end of the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the second summer session. Formal 
commencement exercises are held at the end of spring and fall semesters, but any student 
who graduated the preceding second summer session is eligible to participate in the De- 
cember Commencement. Any doctoral candidate wishing to have the degree conferred in 
absentia must notify the Graduate School in writing; master's candidates should contact 
their departments or programs. 



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Tuition and Fees 

The fee charged to a full-time student carrying nine or more semester hours of work is 
the same as that charged to a full-time undergraduate student. For one academic year, a 
state resident should expect to pay approximately $1,909.00, which will cover tuition and 
course fees; this sum does not include room and board charges. Tuition and course fees for 
an out-of-state student carrying a full schedule will total $9,179.00 for the academic year. 
Current room and board rates are $2,005 per semester. 

As student fees are subject to change without prior notice, it is suggested that the 
Cashier's Office be consulted for complete information concerning charges for full and 
part-time students. 

Special Fees 

Fee for processing application $ 35.00 
Late Registration 20.00-110.00 
Graduation fees: 

Diploma 15.00 

Regalia 20.00 

Transcript 2.00 

Master's Thesis binding fee 33.00 

EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID 

General Information 

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY IS A PUBLICLY SUPPORTED 
INSTITUTION. TUITION PAYMENTS AND OTHER REQUIRED STUDENT FEES 
MEET ONLY A PART OF THE TOTAL COST OF THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS 
ENROLLED. ON THE AVERAGE, FOR EACH FULL-TIME STUDENT ENROLLED 
IN AN INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE STATE 
OF NORTH CAROLINA APPROPRIATED $6,977 PER YEAR IN PUBLIC FUNDS TO 
SUPPORT THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFERED. 

THE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCREASE OR DECREASE ALL 
FEES AND CHARGES AS WELL AS ADD OR DELETE ITEMS OF EXPENSE WITH- 
OUT ADVANCE NOTICE AS CIRCUMSTANCES, IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE 
ADMINISTRATION, MAY REQUIRE. 

Boarding and Lodging fees are based on the actual number of days school is in session 
and do not include holidays, breaks, or any other University vacations. 

Students' property in dormitories and other University buildings is at the sole risk of 
the owner, and the University is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to such property 
arising from any cause. 

Students are required to pay for any loss or damage to University property at replace- 
ment cost due to abuse, negligence, or malicious action, in addition to being subject to 
disciplinary action. 

The University converted to a book-purchase system effective Fall Semester, 1991. 
All undergraduate and graduate students are required to purchase all textbooks. This in- 
cludes hard cover and paperback textbooks. The cost will vary according to academic 
discipline. Other policies and procedures governing the book-purchase system can be ob- 
tained from the Bookstore. 



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Personal spending money should be sent directly to and made payable to the student 
in the form of money orders or certified checks. As a policy, the University does not cash 
personal checks for students in any amount. 

Diplomas and transcripts are withheld until the student has paid in full all fees and 
charges due the University. A student in debt to the University in any amount will not be 
permitted to register for any subsequent semester until his or her obligations are paid. If 
special financial arrangements have been made, failure to comply with these arrange- 
ments as stipulated will result in the student being withdrawn from the University for 
nonpayment of required fees. 

Special Notice to Veterans 

Veterans attending school under the provisions of Public Law 89-358 receive a monthly 
subsistence allowance from the Veterans Administration. Therefore, veterans are respon- 
sible for meeting all of their required fee obligations. 

Veterans attending school under the provision of Public Law 894 (Disabled Veterans) 
receive a monthly subsistence allowance from the Veterans Administration. Also, Veterans 
Administration pays directly to the school the cost of the veteran's tuition and required 
fees. All other fees are the responsibility of the veteran. 

Veterans may contact the Veterans Affairs Office on Campus for any special consider- 
ation, which may be available. 

Auditing 

To audit a course, a student must obtain permission from the Dean of the School of 
Graduate Studies and must submit the necessary forms during the registration period. A 
part-time student must pay all fees, including tuition, that would be charged to a student 
taking the course for credit. A full-time student is not required to pay any additional fees 
for auditing. A change from credit registration to audit will not be permitted after late 
registration ends. An auditor is not required to participate in class discussions, prepare 
assignments, or take examinations. 

Full-Time Faculty and Employees 

Full-time employees of the University who hold membership in the Teachers' and State 
Employees' Retirement System may register for credit or as auditors with free tuition 
privileges for one course in any academic term at any campus of the University of North 
Carolina. Free tuition privileges do not apply during the summer. Each applicant for free 
tuition must submit through regular channels a form provided by the University. 

Refund Policy 

Refunds for official withdrawals from North Carolina A&T State University are pro- 
rated, based upon the percentage of the enrollment period attended. No refunds are made 
for official withdrawals after 50% of the enrollment period. The prorated withdrawal sched- 
ule will be publicized through university media after it is established. 



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Residence Status for Tuition Purposes 

The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests upon whether a student 
is a resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes. Each student must make a statement as 
to the length of his or her residence in North Carolina, with assessment by the institution 
of that statement to be conditioned by the following. 

Residence. To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must become a legal 
resident and remain a legal resident for at least twelve months immediately prior to classi- 
fication. Thus, there is a distinction between legal residence and residence for tuition pur- 
poses. Furthermore, twelve months legal residence means more than simple abode in North 
Carolina. In particular, it means maintaining a domicile (permanent home of indefinite 
duration) as opposed to "maintaining a mere temporary residence or abode incident to 
enrollment in an institution of higher education." The burden of establishing facts which 
justify classification of a student as a resident entitled to in-state tuition rates is on the 
applicant, who must show his or her entitlement by the preponderance (the greater part) of 
the residentiary information. 

Initiative. Being classified a resident for tuition purposes is contingent on the student's 
seeking such status and providing all information that the institution may require in mak- 
ing the determination. 

Parents' Domicile. If an individual, irrespective of age, has living parents(s) or court- 
appointed guardian of the person, the domicile of such parent(s) or guardian is, prima 
facie, the domicile of the individual; but this prima facie evidence of the individual's do- 
micile may or may not be sustained by other information. Further, nondomiciliary status 
of parents is not deemed prima facie evidence of the applicant child's status if the appli- 
cant has lived (though not necessarily legally resided) in North Carolina for the five years 
preceding enrollment or re-registration. 

Effect of Marriage. Marriage alone does not prevent a person from becoming or con- 
tinuing to be a resident for tuition purposes, nor does marriage in any circumstance ensure 
that a person will become or continue to be a resident for tuition purposes. Marriage and 
the legal residence of one's spouse are, however, relevant information in determining resi- 
dentiary intent. Furthermore, if both a husband and his wife are legal residents of North 
Carolina and if one of them has been a legal resident longer than the other, then the longer 
duration may be claimed by either spouse in meeting the twelve-month requirement for in- 
state tuition status. 

Military Personnel. A North Carolinian who serves outside the State in the armed 
forces does not lose North Carolina domicile simply by reason of such service. And stu- 
dents from the military may prove retention or establishment of residence by reference, as 
in other cases, to residentiary acts accompanied by residentiary intent. 

In addition, a separate North Carolina statute affords tuition rate benefits to certain 
military personnel and their dependents even though not qualifying for the in-state tuition 
rate by reason of twelve months legal residence in North Carolina. Members of the armed 
services, while stationed in and concurrently living in North Carolina, may be charged a 
tuition rate lower than the out-of-state tuition rate to the extent that the total of entitle- 
ments for application tuition costs available from the federal government, plus certain 
amounts based under a statutory formula upon the in-state tuition rate, is a sum less than 
the out-of-state tuition rate for the pertinent enrollment. A dependent relative of a service 
member stationed in North Carolina is eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate while 
the dependent relative is living in North Carolina with the service member and if the 



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dependent relative has met any requirement of the Selective Service System applicable to 
the dependent relative. These tuition benefits may be enjoyed only if the applicable re- 
quirements for admission have been met; these benefits alone do not provide the basis for 
receiving those derivative benefits under the provisions of the residence classification 
status reviewed elsewhere in this summary. 

Grace Period. If a person (1) has been a bona fide legal resident, (2) has consequently 
been classified a resident for tuition purposes, and (3) has subsequently lost North Caro- 
lina legal residence while enrolled at a public institution of higher education, that person 
may continue to enjoy the in-state tuition rate for a grace period of twelve months mea- 
sured from the date on which North Carolina legal residence was lost. If the twelve months 
ends during an academic term for which the person is enrolled at a State institution of 
higher education, the grace period extends, in addition, to the end of that term. The fact of 
marriage to one who continues domiciled outside North Carolina does not by itself cause 
loss of legal residence marking the beginning of the grace period. 

Minors. Minors (persons under 1 8 years of age) usually have the domicile of their 
parents, but certain special cases are recognized by the residence classification statute in 
determining residence for tuition purposes. 

(a) If a minor's parents live apart, the minor's domicile is deemed to be North Carolina 
for the time period(s) that either parent, as a North Carolina legal resident, may claim and 
does claim the minor as a tax dependent, even if other law or judicial act assigns the 
minor's domicile outside North Carolina. A minor thus deemed to be a legal resident will 
not, upon achieving majority before enrolling at an institution of higher education, lose 
North Carolina legal residence if that person (1) upon becoming an adult "acts, to the 
extent that the person's degree of actual emancipation permits, in a manner consistent with 
bona fide legal residence in North Carolina" and (2) "begins enrollment at an institution 
of higher education not later than the fall academic term following completion of educa- 
tion prerequisite to admission at such institution." 

(b) If a minor has lived for five or more consecutive years with relatives (other than 
parents) who are domiciled in North Carolina and if the relatives have functioned during 
this time as if they were personal guardians, the minor will be deemed a resident for 
tuition purposes for an enrolled term commencing immediately after at least five years in 
which these circumstances have existed. If under this consideration a minor is deemed to 
be a resident for tuition purposes immediately prior to his or her eighteenth birthday, that 
person on achieving majority will be deemed a legal resident of North Carolina of at least 
twelve months duration. This provision acts to confer in-state tuition status even in the 
face of other provisions of law to the contrary; however, a person deemed a resident of 
twelve months duration pursuant to this provision continues to be a legal resident of the 
State only so long as he or she does not abandon North Carolina domicile. 

Lost but Regained Domicile. If a student ceases enrollment at or graduates from an 
institution of higher education while classified a resident for tuition purposes and then 
both abandons and reacquires North Carolina domicile within a 12-month period, that 
person, if he or she continues to maintain the reacquired domicile into re-enrollment at an 
institution of higher education, may re-enroll at the in-state tuition rate without having to 
meet the usual twelve-month durational requirement. However, any one person may re- 
ceive the benefit of the provision only once. 

Change of Status. A student admitted to initial enrollment in an institution (or permit- 
ted to re-enroll following an absence from the institutional program which involved a 



24 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



formal withdrawal from enrollment) must be classified by the admitting institution either 
as a resident or as a nonresident for tuition purposes prior to actual enrollment. A resi- 
dence status classification once assigned (and finalized pursuant to any appeal properly 
taken) may be changed thereafter (with corresponding change in billing rates) only at 
intervals corresponding with the established primary divisions of the academic year. 

Transfer Students. When a student transfers from one North Carolina public institu- 
tion of higher education to another, he or she is treated as a new student by the institution 
to which he or she is transferring and must be assigned an initial residence status classifi- 
cation for tuition purposes. 

Financial Support for Graduate Students 

Financial aid is money awarded to assist you in paying for the cost of an education. 
Applying and receiving financial aid is a simple process. Students apply for need based 
and some non-need based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should complete this form immediately after January 1. 
There is no processing fee and all graduate students are encouraged to complete the appli- 
cation. Students can submit the FAFSA on the Web (www.fafsa.ed.gov) or mail the form 
to the Federal Processing Center. North Carolina A&T State University's school code is 
002905. The University's priority deadline is March 15, however, students who miss the 
deadline are still encouraged to complete and mail the FAFSA. 

A financial aid award will not be offered until a student is admitted to the University. 
Therefore, it is important that the admission procedure be completed as soon as possible. 

A student enrolled as a "Special or Non-Degree Intent Student" is not eligible to re- 
ceive Federal and State financial aid. The student must petition the Dean of Graduate 
Studies to have his/her status reviewed and changed, if applicable. 

All students must re-apply for financial assistance each academic year and separately 
for summer school. 

Course Work 

Master's and Doctoral students must enroll in at least half time (5+ hours) of graduate 
course work (600 or 700 course level) to be eligible for a Federal Direct Student Loan. 

Types of Available Funds 

Graduate students are eligible for Assistantships, Stipends, Scholarships, Work, Loans, 
and some Grants. Work assistance must be earned and loans must be repaid. 

Graduate Assistantships 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified individuals. The 
student is assigned to assist a professor or a department for a limited number of hours for the 
duration of the assistantship. Some graduate assistants are assigned to teach freshman classes. 
Normally, a graduate assistant will be assigned to teach only one class per semester, but he/ 
she may be assigned to teach a maximum of two. The assistantship offers a stipend that will 
assist a student to pay required tuition, fees, books, room and board. Application for an 
assistantship must be made to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at least five months 
before fall registration. Only full-time graduate students are eligible. 



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Stipends 

Stipends are considered a resource for financial aid purposes. If the student receives 
stipend assistance, the amount may affect eligibility for federal financial assistance. 

Scholarships 

The majority of scholarships at North Carolina A&T State University are awarded 
through the academic department. Students are strongly urged to contact their academic 
department for additional scholarship information. Students receiving an outside scholar- 
ship should forward a copy of the notice to the Student Financial Aid Office. The scholar- 
ship will be included in the student's award and may cause an adjustment to the current 
award package. All scholarship checks should be made payable to North Carolina A&T 
State University and mailed to the Treasurer's Office. The check should include the student's 
name and social security number. 

Students are encouraged to search for scholarships via the Internet (http:// 
www.finaid.org) or the library. Students should be careful of companies that offer to lo- 
cate scholarships for a fee. 

Additional scholarship information for graduate students can be obtained by visiting 
the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority Website at (www.ncseaa.edu). 

Federal Work-Study 

Federal Work-Study is available to eligible students. Job assignments are available to 
graduate students with financial need. The Federal Work-Study Program provides stu- 
dents the opportunity to earn part of their educational expenses and to gain valuable work 
experience for future reference. The total amount of the award is listed on the award noti- 
fication. Students who are awarded Federal Work-Study must pick up an assignment form 
from the Student Financial Aid Office at the beginning of the fall semester. Students can- 
not begin work until an authorization is received and returned to the Student Financial Aid 
Office. Students should report back to the assigned department in the spring semester. To 
ensure that the award amount is not exceeded, students are encouraged not to work more 
than 15 hours per week. The Student Financial Aid Office is not responsible for paying 
hours that exceed the award amount. Students working on campus are paid monthly, nor- 
mally, the 15 th of each month. It is the student's and supervisor's responsibility to ensure 
that the award amount is not exceeded. Time sheets are due in the Student Financial Aid 
Office monthly in order for the student to be paid. Time sheets received after the due date 
will be held until the next payroll. Checks are distributed from the Treasurer's Office. The 
Federal Work-Study award cannot be used toward payment of University fees at registra- 
tion. 

Grants 

Minority Presence funds are awarded to the University from the State of North Caro- 
lina to recruit North Carolina residents who are minority (white) students. The University 
awards up to $600 for the academic year. The student must take at least three hours of 
degree-credit coursework per semester. Applications may be obtained from the Under- 
graduate Admissions Office. 



26 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



Loans 

The Student Financial Aid Office award funds through the Federal Direct Loan Pro- 
gram to Graduate Students. This is a loan and must be repaid with interest. There are two 
types of Federal Direct loans. Subsidized loans are based on financial need and the gov- 
ernment pays the interest on the student's behalf as long as the student is attending school 
at least half-time. The student is responsible for the interest payments on an unsubsidized 
loan. The interest is billed quarterly, after the second disbursement. Students can allow the 
interest to be capitalized and added to the principal, if payment cannot be made. Students 
must sign a promissory note. If awarded during the summer, the promissory note is mailed 
to the student's permanent address. The promissory note may also be obtained from the 
Student Financial Aid Office. Students are encouraged to borrow the minimum loan amount. 
If this is the student's first time borrowing at North Carolina A&T State University, the 
borrower must attend an entrance counseling session before the first disbursement is made. 
A schedule of the Federal Direct Loan counseling sessions will be sent to students at the 
beginning of the semester. Students should review the promissory note for the expected 
disbursement dates. Loan funds will be applied to the student's account within five days of 
the disbursement date. The loan is disbursed in two payments. The spring disbursement 
will occur 10 days before the first day of spring semester classes. Generally, refunds are 
available from the Treasurer's Office five to seven days after the loan is applied to the 
account. 

Students are notified of the amount of aid received through the award notification. The 
award notification indicates the gross amount of the loan for the fall and spring semesters 
and/or summer sessions. The student's account and bill indicates the actual amount re- 
ceived. Students have the right to cancel all or part of the loan. Students interested in 
canceling or reducing the loan must notify the Student Financial Aid Office in writing. 
The correspondence must be received in the Student Financial Aid Office within 14 days 
from the date of the bill; otherwise, the loan will remain on the student's account. If the 
loan is canceled, the student is responsible for any outstanding account balance. 

Summer School 

Students interested in attending Summer School must complete a separate application 
and have a current year FAFSA on file. Graduate students generally receive only the Fed- 
eral Direct Student Loan, if there is remaining eligibility. All students must attend the first 
summer session, dual session or first and second sessions to be eligible for aid. A student 
must be enrolled at least half-time to receive loan assistance. Students who are not main- 
taining Satisfactory Academic Progress should attend summer school to remove the defi- 
ciency, but will not be eligible for financial assistance. 



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Satisfactory Academic Progress 
GRADUATE ELIGIBILITY* 

To be in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, graduate stu- 
dents must meet the following requirements to continue receipt of financial aid: 

A. have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better at the end of each 
academic year. 

B. full-time graduate students must earn 9 hours each semester. 

C. less than full-time graduate students must complete, with passing grades, at least 
80% of the total number of hours attempted for the academic year. 

D. do not exceed 54 attempted hours or 90 attempted hours for Counseling Educa- 
tion, Agency Counseling and Business and Industry majors. 

E. do not exceed six semesters of full-time enrollment (full-time is 9 or more hrs.) 

Failure to earn the required hours and/or grade point average will result in the student 
being suspended from financial aid. Students can attend summer school to make up the 
deficiency; however, the student is responsible for payment of charges. 

Additional information on financial aid programs can be obtained from the University 
Bulletin, Financial Aid Handbook, Federal Work-Study Handbook and the University 
Website (www.ncat.edu). 

Immunization for Graduate Students 

All graduate students admitted to a degree program are required by State law to sub- 
mit a report of medical history and immunization documentation prior to completing their 
initial registration. This report must document immunization against tetanus/diptheria, 
measles, German measles, polio and a tuberculosis skin test. North Carolina A&T State 
University students returning to Graduate School must have their medical history on file 
updated. The required reports should be received in the Student Health Service at least 
thirty days before registration. If this requirement is not met, dismissal from school is 
mandatory under the law. Immunization records must be kept on file at the college. Stu- 
dents taking both day and night classes are required to present proof of immunization. 
GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A PHYSICAL EXAMI- 
NATION. 

For new students who have been accepted, an appropriate form is mailed to them with 
an explanation of this requirement. Completed forms are returned to: 

University Physician 

Sebastian Student Health Center 

North Carolina A&T State University 

Greensboro, NC 27411 



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Requirements listed according to the specified age group: 

14-29 30-49 50 and Over 

Two doses of MMR One dose of MMR Tetanus (within 10 yrs.) 

Tetanus (within 10 yrs.) Tetanus (within 10 yrs.) TB Skin Test/Results or 

Chest X-Ray(l yr.) 
TB Skin Test/Results or TB Skin Test/Results or 

Chest X-Ray ( 1 yr. ) Chest X-Ray ( 1 yr. ) 

NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER WITHOUT PROOF OF 
THESE IMMUNIZATIONS. 

For your information, copies of vaccines records can be obtained at the following: 

High School Guidance Center 

Military Service Record Department 

County Health Department 

Pediatric or other Medical Offices 

NOTE: UNLESS A GRADUATE STUDENT IS ENROLLED IN 8 HOURS OR 
MORE, THE STUDENT CANNOT RECEIVE HEALTH SERVICES ON 
CAMPUS. 

Health Services 

The Sebastian Student Health Center is managed by a Director of Health Services. 
Medical services are available to all students in the Student Health Center if they have paid 
the student health fee as part of their general University fee. 

The basic components of the Health Service Program are as follows: 

1 . Medical Services: The University Physicians are in attendance in the Health Cen- 
ter daily (hours for routine treatment are posted) — and on 24-hour call for any 
emergency situations. 

2. Nursing Services: Registered nurses, under the direction of a Head Nurse, are in 
attendance daily to treat and evaluate students' health needs and answer any ques- 
tions pertaining to health problems and other concerns. 

3. Laboratory Services: A Certified Medical Technologist is on duty - Friday to 
perform various laboratory tests as ordered by the physician to diagnose a variety 
of medical problems. 

4. Medical Records: All students must submit to the Health Center a physical exam 
and proof of immunizations. 

5. Pharmacy Services: A registered pharmacist is available - Friday to dispense medi- 
cation and provide patient teaching about all prescriptions filled. 

6. Health Education Services: Prevention education is available through our health 
educator for a variety of health conditions. Someone is available -Friday to assist 
with any health issues or concerns. 

The center also undertakes to provide up-to-date and emerging information on health- 
related issues and concerns on a continuing basis for the University community. 



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Housing and Residence Life 

Housing and Residence Life provides an educationally stimulating environment sup- 
portive of the academic mission of our students and the University. 

Our mission includes providing reasonably priced living accommodations, which are 
clean, attractive, well maintained, safe, secure, and comfortable. 

Student Residential Programs are committed to the concept of community. We edu- 
cate our students to appreciate the diverse community in which we live. 

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS 

The Office of International Student Affairs provides services and programs for inter- 
national (foreign-born) students. The Office provides assistance with pre-arrival prepara- 
tion, arrival/adjustment assistance, the admission process, housing, insurance, and immi- 
gration matters. Orientation and advisement are provided to assist students with their ad- 
justment to the University and community. In cooperation with various departments and 
organizations, including the International Students Association, the office provides activi- 
ties that enhance cultural, social and personal development. The Association is open to all 
international students with an interest in the goals of the organization. 

Students are encouraged to promote multicultural understanding by participating in a 
variety of activities in the Greensboro community. 

Three hundred international students attend the University, and they represent 55 coun- 
tries. 

All international (foreign-born) students are required to verify their immigration/resi- 
dency status to the International Student Affairs Office before registering at the University 
and notify the Office immediately of any change in their immigration status and address. 

All F-l non-immigrants are required to obtain an 1-20 [Certificate of Eligibility for 
Non-immigrant Student Status for Academic and Language Students] from this institution 
prior to enrollment. (1-20 's issued by another institution are not valid for attendance at 
A&T.) The requirements for an 1-20 include a TOEFL score of 550 or above; a financial 
guarantee (letter of support, bank statement and verification of salary from sponsor's em- 
ployer); and a deposit for the first year's tuition and fees. Proof of valid immigration status 
is required if the applicant is currently residing in the United States. This University does 
not issue IAP-66s for J-l visa applications and transfers. Academic transcripts must be 
evaluated by a credentials evaluation agency at the applicants' expense. For further, infor- 
mation about admission requirements, contact the Graduate Studies Office at 336-334- 
7920. 

Scholarships are not available through the International Student Affairs Office. If you 
are interested in an assistantship, you should contact your academic department. 

Immigrants must provide the International Student Affairs Office with a copy of their 
Permanent Resident Card. Foreign-born U.S. Citizens must provide a copy of their Cer- 
tificate of Naturalized Citizenship. All other applicants should provide the documents 
necessary to verify current immigration status. 

All non-immigrants are required to attend the International Student Orientation held 
during the registration period. The immigration law requires F-l non-immigrants to com- 
plete their registration with the International Student Affairs Office within 15 days after 
classes begin. 



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All non-immigrants are responsible for maintaining their legal immigration status. 
Non-immigrant students in F-l visa status are required by United States Immigration regu- 
lations to enroll full-time, except for the summer terms. Full-time enrollment is defined as 
enrollment every term in a minimum of 12 semester hours (undergraduate), or nine se- 
mester hours (graduate). 

The legal regulations governing non-immigrant students are complex. The Director of 
the International Student Affairs Office is available to explain these regulations in detail. 
F-l non-immigrants are not eligible to work off-campus without approval from the U.S. 
Immigration and Naturalization Service and must maintain legal status in order to work 
on campus. F-2 and H-4 non-immigrants are not eligible to work. 

Non-immigrant students are required to maintain comprehensive health and accident 
insurance coverage that includes repatriation and medical evacuation. Students must pur- 
chase insurance on a semester basis during registration. The policy must have specific 
levels of coverage to ensure that it is adequate to provide for medical costs in the U.S. 
Students are advised not to purchase insurance policies prior to arrival unless they cover 
the period from departure until enrollment in a new policy at the University. Government 
sponsored students and students with pre-existing medical conditions who have insurance 
should not cancel their insurance in order to purchase the University recommended plan. 
These students should consult with the Director of International Student Affairs in regards 
to their coverage. 

Any F or J non-immigrant who fails to provide proof of adequate insurance by the end 
of the regular registration period to the Director of International Student Affairs will be 
billed for the University insurance. F and J visa holders are considered as non-residents 
and are assessed non-resident (out-of-state) fees. 

The Office is located in Murphy Hall, Room 221, at the corner of Nocho Street and S. 
G. Thomas Drive. The Telephone Number is (336) 334-755 1 ; the fax number is (336) 334- 
7103. Mrs. Sharon R. Martin is the Director of the International Students Affairs Office 
and Adviser to the International Students Association. Her E-mail address is 
martins@.ncat.edu. The University's homepage address is http://www.ncat.edu. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The Graduate School offers programs of study leading to the master's degree in 40 
fields and the doctorate in three fields. Each student's program is planned with an advi- 
sory committee of graduate faculty members to provide the opportunity for gaining ad- 
vanced knowledge in the particular field of study. Graduate education is the final stage in 
the development of intellectual independence. It is different from undergraduate educa- 
tion in that the student is encouraged to establish premises, to hypothesize and to defend 
both the procedure and the conclusions of independent investigation. The burden of proof 
for the verifiability of knowledge rests on the student, not on the faculty member. Empha- 
sis is placed upon the student's scholarly development through formal course work, semi- 
nars, research and independent investigation. 

Graduate students are expected to familiarize themselves with the requirements for 
the degrees for which they are candidates and are held responsible for the fulfillment of 
these requirements. 



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Master's Degrees 

The Graduate School offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science de- 
gree, the Master of Arts degree and the Master of Social Work degree. 

Requirements for Master's Degrees 

Graduate Advisor and Graduate Advisory Committee 

All students in master's programs must have a graduate advisor who is a member of 
the Graduate Faculty in the student's major department or program. The graduate advisor 
is appointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. In addition, all students must have 
a graduate advisory committee. The advisory committee is composed of at least three 
members of the Graduate Faculty. The graduate advisor serves as chair or co-chair of the 
committee. The graduate advisory committee is appointed by the Coordinator of Graduate 
Programs in the student's department or program. At the time of the request for a permit to 
schedule the final oral examination, the Graduate School verifies that the committee is 
constituted properly 

Plan of Graduate Work 

The master's degree candidate must submit a Plan of Graduate Work during the term 
in which the candidate will complete 1 5 or more credits toward the degree sought. If the 
1 5 credits will be completed at the end of a regular semester, the Plan of Graduate Work 
must be submitted five working days before registration for the following semester. If the 
15 credits will be completed at the end of the summer session, the Plan of Graduate Work 
should be filed within five working days following fall registration. The Plan of Graduate 
Work shows committee chairperson, other committee members, and a sequence of courses 
approved by the student's advisor. Each committee member's signature on the Plan of 
Graduate Work indicates approval for the Plan of Graduate Work. Upon approval by the 
School of Graduate Studies the Plan becomes the student's official guide to completing 
his/her program. Any changes in the Plan of Graduate Work or exceptions to the schedule 
for submission of the Plan must be approved by the committee and the Dean of the School 
of Graduate Studies. Since there are many possible combinations of coursework, a spe- 
cific Plan of Graduate Work is developed by the advisory committee with the student. The 
course work to be taken by the student and the thesis topic, where applicable, must be 
approved by the student's advisory committee and the Coordinator of Graduate Programs 
in the student's department or program. This should be done prior to completion of one- 
half of the credits on the plan. 

Declaration of Major 

A graduate student shall declare and complete the requirements of one master's degree 
program before declaring another major. This does not prevent a student from changing a 
declaration of major. 

Time Limitation 

The master's degree program must be completed within six successive calendar years. 
Programs remaining incomplete after this time interval are subject to cancellation, revi- 



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sion, or special examination for out-dated work. Students enrolled in doctoral programs 
(Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering) should see the appropriate section of 
the Graduate Bulletin for details regarding the maximum time allowed to complete the 
degree programs. 

When the program of study is interrupted because the student has been drafted into the 
armed services, the time limit shall be extended for the length of time the student shall 
have been on active duty, if the candidate resumes graduate work no later than one year 
following his/her release from military service. 

Course Levels 

At the University, the department prefix, followed by a three-digit number, is used to 
designate all course offerings. The first digit indicates the classification level of the course. 
Courses numbered 600 through 699 are open to seniors and to graduate students. Courses 
numbered 700 and above are open only to graduate students. At least 50% the courses 
counted in the work towards a master's degree must be those open only to graduate stu- 
dents; that is, numbered 700 and above. 

Credits 

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for most master's degrees; how- 
ever, some programs require more than 30. Also, many students, in order to gain the breadth 
desired in their program or to make up deficits in their undergraduate degree, will actually 
take more credit hours than the minimum required by the program. It is expected that a 
student can complete a program by studying full time for an academic year and one addi- 
tional summer term, or by studying full-time during four nine-week summer sessions. 

The minimum credit requirements for Master of Science in Engineering are 30 semes- 
ter hours for students who elect to take the thesis option and 33 semester hours for stu- 
dents who take the non-thesis option. 

Residence Requirements 

A minimum of three-fourths of the hours required for the master's degree must be 
earned in residence study at the University. 

Transfer credit 

No more than six of the minimal 30-hour requirement will be accepted from other 
institutions. A graduate course which has been completed with a grade of "B" or better 
may be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that it has been completed 
in a graduate or post-baccalaureate classification at an accredited graduate school. Excep- 
tions are allowed for transfer from foreign institutions if the department or program pro- 
vides the Graduate School with adequate documentation that the course is relevant to the 
degree with appropriate content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies 
at least comparable to those of students taking the equivalent course at North Carolina 
A&T State University and that the course was taught by faculty who are qualified to teach 
at the master's degree level. Credit accepted by extension reduces the amount of credit that 
may be transferred from other institutions. 



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Transfer of Undergraduate Credit 

Graduate credit may be allowed for up to 6 hours of the minimal 30-hour requirement 
for courses taken at North Carolina A&T State University provided that it is at the 600 
level or higher, that the grade is "B" or better, that it was not counted to fulfill undergradu- 
ate requirements, and that it is recommended by the student's undergraduate advisor prior 
to enrollment in the course. No graduate credit will be allowed for excess credits com- 
pleted in an undergraduate classification at another institution. 

Credits from Previous North Carolina A&T State University Master's Degree 

Only 12 credits from a previous North Carolina A&T State University master's degree 
may be counted toward the minimal 30-hour requirement. 

Language Requirements 

A reading knowledge of one foreign language is required by some programs for the 
Master of Arts and the Master of Science degrees. Other departments may designate that 
the language requirement be filled from among those languages in which the Department 
of Foreign Languages conducts testing. Students should contact the major department for 
specific language requirements. 

Thesis 

Theses prepared by candidates for the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees, 
in programs requiring the thesis, must present an original investigation into a subject which 
has been approved by the student's advisory committee and the Coordinator of Graduate 
Programs in the student's major. Four copies of the thesis in final form as approved by the 
advisory committee, each signed by the members of the advisory committee, must be 
submitted to the Graduate School by a specific deadline in the semester or summer ses- 
sion in which the degree is to be conferred. Detailed information on the form and organi- 
zation of the thesis is presented in the Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation Manual, 
which is available in the School of Graduate Studies Office. 

Final Comprehensive Examination 

Students enrolled in a master's degree program or a doctoral degree program may be 
tested by a comprehensive examination to determine the students' knowledge and skills in 
a general subject matter area of concentration. The comprehensive examination date will 
be announced by the departmental graduate committee chairperson at the beginning of the 
semester. This examination will be administered to the enrolled student by an examining 
committee of the department. Eligibility to sit for the examination will be determined by 
the departmental graduate committee and the results of the examination will be forwarded 
to the School of Graduate Studies Office no later than 30 days prior to the end of the 
semester. Students may only take the comprehensive examination twice. 

After a second failure, the student must petition the Coordinator of Graduate Pro- 
grams and the Graduate Dean for approval to take the exam a third time. If the student is 
unsuccessful after the third attempt, the student is dismissed from the Graduate Program. 



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Comprehensive Final Oral Examinations 

Candidates for master's degrees must pass a comprehensive oral examination to dem- 
onstrate to the advisory committee that he/she possesses a reasonable mastery of the sub- 
ject matter of the major and supporting fields and that this knowledge can be used with 
promptness and accuracy This examination may not be held until all other requirements, 
except completion of the course work in current registration during the final semester, are 
satisfied. A request for a permit to schedule the examination may be filed with the Dean of 
the Graduate School after the above conditions are met. The Graduate School will check 
to determine that the advisory committee and the courses taken by the student meet Graduate 
School requirements. If all requirements are met, the permit to schedule the final exami- 
nation will be forwarded to the Director of Graduate Programs within 20 days of receipt of 
the request. Upon receipt of the permit, the student may proceed to schedule the exam at a 
time that is convenient to all members of the advisory committee. In those programs that 
require the thesis, the thesis must be submitted in complete form, except for such revisions 
necessary as a result of the final exam, to all members of the advisory committee at least 
two weeks prior to the exam. 

A unanimous vote of approval of the advisory committee is required for passing the 
oral examination. Approval of the examination may be conditioned, however, upon comple- 
tion of additional work to the satisfaction of the advisory committee. A formal reexamina- 
tion will not be required in this case. Failure of a student to pass the oral examination 
terminates the student's graduate work at North Carolina A&T State University unless the 
graduate advisory committee unanimously recommends a reexamination. Only one reex- 
amination will be given. A form giving the date that the exam was conducted and the result 
of the examination signed by all members of the advisory committee is forwarded to the 
Dean of the Graduate School by the Coordinator of Graduate programs in the student's 
department or program. A student may appeal all committee actions by written application 
to the Dean of the Graduate School. 

Oral examinations for master's degree candidates are open to the Graduate Faculty by 
right and to the University community by unanimous consent of the advisory committee 
and the student being examined. Discussions and decisions regarding the student's perfor- 
mance are private to the advisory committee. 

Summary of Procedures for Master's Degrees 

ALL STUDENTS 

Application materials and required fees received. 
Application materials reviewed by department or programs. 
Department or program forwards recommendation regarding applicant's admissi- 
bility to the Graduate Dean. 

• The Graduate School reviews the recommendation and the student is notified of 
the action taken on the request for admission. 

• Student arrives, reports to the department or program, is assigned a graduate advi- 
sor and develops a roster of courses and credits with the advisor. 

Student complies with requests from Graduate School for updated copies of tran- 
scripts from previous colleges or universities. 

• Student signs patent agreement and files with Graduate School. 

• Student subject to continuous registration policy until graduation. 



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Student passes language examination, if required. 
Student passes written examination, if required. 

Student submits diploma order form by end of sixth week of the semester or sum- 
mer session of anticipated graduation. 

A grade point average of at least 3.0 for the degree requirements as well as on 
overall graduate coursework at North Carolina A&T State University is required 
for graduation. 

All degree requirements must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with 
the date the student commences courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the degree 
program, unless a more restrictive time limit has been established by the department/pro- 
gram or academic college/school. 

Students In Non-Thesis Programs 

• Graduate advisory committee of three or more Graduate Faculty members is ap- 
pointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. 

• Plan of Graduate Work prepared by the student, in consultation with and with the 
approval of his/her graduate advisory committee and approved by the Coordinator 
of Graduate Programs prior to completion of one-half the credits on the plan. 
When all requirements except completion of the course work in the final semester 
are satisfied, Coordinator of Graduate Programs schedules the final oral examina- 
tion. 

Final examination is scheduled and conducted. 

Final examination report, including date and result of the examination, submitted 
to the Graduate School by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. Report should 
be received by the Graduate School within five working days of the examination. 
The deadline date for unconditionally passing the final examination in order for 
the student to graduate in a given semester appears in the Academic Calendar in 
this catalog as well as other Graduate School calendars. 

Students In Thesis Programs 

Graduate advisory committee of three or more Graduate Faculty members is ap- 
pointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. 

Plan of Graduate Work prepared by the student, in consultation with and with the 
approval of his/her graduate advisory committee and approved by the Coordinator 
of Graduate Programs prior to completion of one-half the credits on the plan. 

• A copy of a preliminary draft of the thesis, if required, is submitted to the chair of 
the student's advisory committee. 

• When all requirements except completion of the course work in the final semester 
are satisfied and after the thesis is complete except for such revisions as may be 
necessary as a result of the exam, the Coordinator of Graduate Programs schedules 
the final oral examination. 

At least two weeks prior to the final oral examination, the chair of the student's 
advisory committee submits the thesis, if required, to the other members of the 
advisory committee for review. 
Final examination is scheduled and conducted. 



36 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



Final examination report, including date and result of the examination, submitted 
to the Graduate School by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. Report should 
be received by the Graduate School within five working days of the examination. 
is/ her advisory committee, to the Graduate School. 

• The thesis is reviewed by the Graduate School to insure that the format conforms 
with the specifications prescribed in the Thesis and Dissertation Manual. A copy 
of the results of examination must be submitted with the thesis/dissertation before 
it is reviewed by the thesis editor. 

• The deadline date for submitting three copies of the thesis to the Graduate School 
in order for the student to graduate in a given semester or summer session appears 
in The Calendar in this catalog as well as other Graduate School calendars. 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree 

The doctorate symbolizes the ability of the recipient to undertake original research 
and scholarly work at the highest levels without supervision. The degree is therefore not 
granted simply upon completion of a stated amount of course work but rather upon dem- 
onstration by the student of a comprehensive knowledge and high attainment in scholar- 
ship in a specialized field of study. The student must demonstrate this ability by writing a 
dissertation reporting the results of an original investigation and by passing a series of 
comprehensive examinations in the field of specialization. 

Advisory Committee and Plan of Graduate Work 

An advisory committee of at least four graduate faculty members, one of whom will 
be designated as chair, will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate School upon the recom- 
mendation of the Chairperson of the department. The committee, which must include at 
least one representative of the minor field, will, with the student, prepare a Plan of Gradu- 
ate Work that must be approved by the department and the School of Graduate Studies. In 
addition to the course work to be undertaken, the subject of the student's dissertation must 
appear on the plan. Any subsequent changes in committee or subject or in the overall plan 
must be submitted for approval as with the original plan. 

The program of study must be unified, and all constituent parts must contribute to an 
organized program of study and research. Courses must be selected from groups embrac- 
ing one principal subject of concentration, the major, and from a cognate field, the minor. 

Residence Requirement 

For the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the student is expected to be registered for graduate 
work at an accredited graduate school for at least six semesters beyond the baccalaureate 
degree. 

The basic University residence requirements are defined below. However, the College 
of Engineering has the prerogative of establishing more restrictive requirements within 
the respective schools 

Language Requirements 

Other departments may designate that the language requirement be filled from among 
those languages in which the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures conduct 
testing. Doctoral students should contact the major department for specific language re- 
quirements. 



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Preliminary Comprehensive Examinations 

After completing the language requirement but not earlier than the end of the second 
year of graduate study and not later than one semester (four months) before the final oral 
examination, each doctoral student is required to take the preliminary comprehensive ex- 
aminations. The examinations consist of two parts: written examinations and an oral ex- 
amination. 

The written portion may be conducted in one of two ways. In the first, each member of 
the advisory committee prepares a set of questions for the student's response, and answers 
to each set are returned to the appropriate member for grading.. 

The examination questions involved may cover any phase of the course work taken by 
the student during graduate study or any subject logically related to an understanding of 
the subject matter in the major and minor areas of study. The questions are designed to 
measure the student's mastery of the subject matter and the adequacy of preparation for 
research. Failure to pass the written preliminary examinations terminates the student's 
work at this institution, subject to departmental and/or school policies with respect to 
reexamination. 

Upon satisfactory completion of the written portion of the preliminary examinations 
and after completion of all course work relevant to the examination, authorization for the 
preliminary oral examination is requested from the Graduate School. This examination is 
conducted by the student's advisory committee and a representative from the Graduate 
School and is open to all graduate faculty members. The oral examination is designed to 
test the student's ability to relate factual knowledge to specific circumstances, to use this 
knowledge with accuracy and promptness and to demonstrate a comprehensive under- 
standing of the field of specialization and related areas. 

A unanimous vote of approval by the members of the advisory committee is required 
for the student to pass the preliminary oral examination. Approval may be conditioned, 
however, on the successful completion of additional work in some particular field(s). All 
committee actions may be appealed by written application to the Graduate Dean. 

Failure to pass the preliminary oral examination terminates the student's work at this 
institution unless the examining committee recommends a reexamination. No reexamina- 
tion may be given until at least one full semester has elapsed, and only one reexamination 
is permitted. 

Candidacy 

A doctoral student is admitted to candidacy upon passing the preliminary examina- 
tions without conditions or after fulfilling any conditions specified by the advisory com- 
mittee. 

Qualifying Examination 

This is a written examination required of all Ph.D. students scheduled each semester. 
The qualifying examination must be passed prior to the end of the third semester. Provi- 
sional students cannot sit for the qualifying examination. They must first gain a status 
change to unconditional admission. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 



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Preliminary Examination 

The preliminary examination is given in the semester following completion of all re- 
quired coursework. In this oral examination, the student is asked about graduate coursework 
and subject matter related to the specialization. It is also a presentation and defense of the 
proposed dissertation topic. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Admission to Candidacy 

Admission to candidacy is given once the student has completed and passed all parts 
of the preliminary examination. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Final Oral Examination 

The final oral examination is scheduled after the dissertation is complete. It consists 
of the defense of the methodology used and the conclusion reached in the research. Con- 
sult the departmental handbook for details. 

Residence Requirement and Doctor of Philosophy Time Limit 

Two residence credits must be earned. In addition, the doctoral student has a maxi- 
mum of six calendar years from admission to attain candidacy and ten calendar years to 
complete all requirements. The thesis must be completed in five years after admission to 
candidacy. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Credit Completion Requirements 

A minimum of 24 course credits and 12 dissertation credits beyond the Master of 
Science are required. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Interinstitutional Doctor of Philosophy Program 

North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, and the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Charlotte all participate in an interinstitutional Ph.D. pro- 
gram. Students seeking admission to such a cooperative program must satisfy all admis- 
sion and degree requirements at the university where the Ph.D. will be issued as well as 
those of the student's home institution. Details are available at each of these departments. 

Summary of Procedures for Doctor of Philosophy 

• Application materials and required fee received. 

• Application materials reviewed by department or program. 

• Department or program forwards recommendation regarding applicant's admissi- 
bility to Graduate Dean 

Graduate School reviews the recommendation and notifies the student of the ac- 
tion taken on the request for admission. 

• Student arrives, reports to the department or program, is assigned a graduate advi- 
sor and develops a roster of courses and credits with the advisor. 

• Student complies with requests from Graduate School for updated copies of tran- 
scripts from previous colleges or universities. 

• Student subject to continuous registration policy until graduation. 



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• Advisory committee of at least four graduate faculty members appointed by the 
Graduate Dean upon the recommendation of the coordinator of graduate programs. 
Graduate Dean appoints a Graduate School representative to student's committee. 

• A dissertation subject is selected and an outline of the proposed research submit- 
ted to the student's advisory committee and the coordinator of graduate programs 
for review and approval. Plan of Graduate Work prepared by the student, in consul- 
tation with and with the approval of his/her graduate advisory committee and co- 
ordinator of graduate programs, and forwarded to the Graduate School for ap- 
proval as soon as feasible after completion of 12 hours of course work. 

• Written examinations in the major and minor fields are scheduled no earlier than 
the end of the second year of graduate study and not later than one semester before 
the final oral examination. 

When all written examinations have been completed satisfactorily, the chairman 
or the coordinator of graduate programs requests the scheduling of the preliminary 
oral examination at least two weeks prior to the suggested date. 
The report of the examination is sent to the Graduate School and if the examina- 
tion has been passed without conditions, the student is admitted to candidacy. 
A copy of the preliminary draft of the dissertation is submitted to the chair of the 
student's advisory committee for review. 

At least two weeks prior to the final oral examination, the chair of the student's 
advisory committee submits the dissertation to advisory committee members for 
review. A copy is submitted to the Graduate School representative at least one 
week prior to the exam. 

One semester or its equivalent after admission to candidacy or later, after the dis- 
sertation is complete except for such revisions as may be necessary as a result of 
the final examination, and at least two weeks prior to the suggested date, the student's 
advisory committee chair or director of graduate programs requests the scheduling 
of the final oral examination. Upon approval of the request, the student and the 
examining committee, including the Graduate School representative, are notified 
of the time and place of the examination. 

Results of the final oral examination are forwarded to the Graduate School. 
The dissertation is reviewed by the Graduate School to insure that the format con- 
forms with the specifications prescribed in the Thesis and Dissertation Manual. 
Upon passing the final oral examination, three copies of the dissertation signed by 
each member of the student's advisory committee and five copies of the abstract 
must be submitted to the Graduate School by a specific deadline in the semester or 
summer session in which the degree is to be conferred. One copy each of the 
University Microfilms Agreement, the Survey of Earned Doctorate, and the Gradu- 
ate School Exit Survey forms must be completed and submitted with the disserta- 
tion. 

All course work scheduled in a graduate degree classification must be completed 
prior to graduation. 

A grade point average of at least 3.0 for the degree requirements as well as on 
overall graduate course work at North Carolina A&T State University is required 
for graduation. 

The doctoral residence requirement of 2 residence credits must be satisfied. 
All degree requirements must be completed within ten years from admission to the 
doctoral program. 



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THE NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

Ferdinand Douglass Bluford Library 

The new University Library was occupied in June 1991. The facility retains the name 
of the old library — The Ferdinand Douglass Bluford Library named for the third Presi- 
dent of the institution. The four-level building contains 153,428 square feet and will house 
more than 600,000 volumes. 

The current holdings include more than 448,769 bound volumes, 3,972 serial sub- 
scriptions, and, as a select depository in North Carolina for United States government 
documents, the library contains a collection of over 247,100 official government publica- 
tions. Other holdings include a superior collection in videotapes, microfilms and other 
audio visuals. The library maintains special collections in Archives, Black Studies, Teacher 
Educational Materials, and a Chemistry Collection located in the Chemistry Department 
in Hines Hall on the campus. 

Special services are provided through a formal and informal library use instructional 
program, computerized literature searching, document delivery, interlibrary loans, and 
public access photocopiers. During the academic year the library is open 106 hours each 
week as shown below. Variations in this schedule are posted at the front entrance of the 
library. 

Thursday 

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 midnight 

Friday 

8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday 
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday 

2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 

Late Night Study 

Sunday until 12 Midnight 

Thursday until 3:00 a.m. 

(Remains Open 24 hours during exams) 

Educational Support Centers 

The University's educational support centers include the Center for Student Success, 
the Audiovisual Center, the Closed Circuit Television Facility, a 1 0-watt student-operated 
educational Radio Station, the Computer Center, the Reading Center, Language Labora- 
tory, and the Center for Manpower Research and Training. 



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OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND SUMMER SCHOOL 

The Office of Continuing Education and Summer School provides educational and 
training opportunities for the nontraditional learner who desires such for career change or 
advancement, for degree or certification requirements, or for intellectual and cultural stimu- 
lation. Activities conducted by this office include the administration of Continuing Edu- 
cation, Summer School, Extended Day Program, International Programs, and Adapted 
Physical Education. 

The Continuing Education Program provides the administrative structure and coor- 
dination of extension credit courses, conferences, workshops, and short courses. The staff 
works with faculty and community groups to develop learning activities to meet the edu- 
cation needs of individuals or groups. 

The Extended Day Program is the coordinating unit for departments that offer classes 
in the evening and on weekends for students who are employed or otherwise not available 
during the 8-to-5 day. 

The Summer School consists of two 5-week sessions and a two-week intersession, 
with short courses and workshops interspersed through the two sessions. This program 
provides summer study to meet the needs of graduate and undergraduate degree-seeking 
students, teachers, and other professionals, or any other persons for whom summer study 
will be of benefit in the attainment of their educational goals. 

Additionally, the office also coordinates the Adapted Physical Education Program. 
This program provides training and technical assistance to physical educators, classroom 
teachers, and other teachers of handicapped children in every local education administra- 
tive unit in the State. 

MAJOR RESEARCH CENTERS AND INSTITUTES 

Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures 

The Center is an educational and research resource for North Carolina and the nation 
in the field of advanced ceramic materials and their composites. It operates as a collabora- 
tive effort among academe, private industry and the government in developing basic and 
applied research programs focused on integrating research and education. 

Basic research in advanced ceramics, advanced composites, electronic ceramic de- 
vices, sensors and smart structures, and III-V nitrides, ohmic contracts and devices drives 
the Center's activities. 

Center of Aerospace Research 

The Center's primary mission is to conduct high-quality research in aeronautics and 
astronautics. It performs critical research to support the development of NASA's High 
Speed Civil Transport programs, and the improvement of the agency's Single and Two 
State to Orbit missions. Ongoing research efforts are designed to support NASA's explora- 
tion of space and long-term human presence in space, as well as its investigations into 
enhancing life on Earth. 

The Center's core research themes are aerospace structures, controls and guidance; 
computational fluid dynamics, propulsion, and human-machine engineering. Center re- 
searchers are actively developing capabilities in space station design and management, 
and microgravity materials research. 



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Center for Autonomous Control Engineering 

The Center conducts interdisciplinary research in programs for the application of: 
fuzzy logic-controlled power electronic building block systems in HVAC systems; nonlin- 
ear active control of dynamic systems; artificial potential field-based motion planning/ 
navigation in two- and three-dimensional dynamic environments, and other relevant top- 
ics. Its areas of concentration are soft computing, multi-agent systems, general artificial 
intelligence, control theory, generic algorithms, and energy conservation and power elec- 
tronics. 
Center for Composite Materials Research 

Research with polymeric-based composite materials began at the University in 1976, 
and the Center was established in 1 988. Its major facilities are: the Computational Labora- 
tory, Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Diagnostic Laboratory, and Composite Processing 
and Fabrication Laboratory. Research activities include: 

processing and fabrication of simple to complex composite components 
use of textile fiber architectures in the fabrication of non-trivial lightweight com- 
posite components 

• testing and characterization of composite materials 

• analysis of composite structural components 

development of innovative processing techniques with textile fabrics 

Center for Electronics Manufacturing 

The Center's goal is to strengthen the manufacturing, service and research arm of the 
electronics manufacturing industry in the areas of productivity, quality, and timeliness in 
delivering products and services. Specifically, the Center focuses on: 
the need to reduce time to service or market 

• the need to access leading manufacturing technologies while reducing investments 

• the need to focus on core competencies 

• the need to improve inventory management and purchasing power 

Center for Energy Research and Technology 

The Center's mission is to enhance undergraduate and graduate education through 
energy-related research, and to transfer that new knowledge to regional and national in- 
dustries. Its objective is to improve economic competitiveness while reducing the environ- 
mental impact that results from excessive energy consumption. The Center's research fo- 
cuses on energy use and energy efficiency in buildings and industrial processes, as they 
relate to technological, economic, political and environmental issues. 

Center for Environmental Remediation and Pollution Prevention 

The Center's primary mission is to promote research in science and technology lead- 
ing to new and improved remediation techniques, with the goal of addressing difficult 
environmental problems facing North Carolina and the ation. The Center also is designed 
to develop environmentally safe processes and new pollution prevention techniques. 

Institute for Human-Machine Studies 

The field of human-machine system engineering emphasizes how users interact with 
machines, how usable machines are to users, and the impact of machines on user perfor- 



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mance. The Institute is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program of basic and applied 
scientific research and technology development, directed toward understanding the nature 
of human performance while interacting with complex, technology-driven systems. Its 
focuses are: cognitive engineering and human-system interface sciences, aviation and trans- 
portation human factors, information and communication technology integration, and health 
care and manufacturing applications. 

International Trade Center 

Stimulating economic development and international trade is the Center's primary 
mission. Its educational activities are largely directed toward teaching students, providing 
research and related materials to small businesses, and providing technical assistance and 
information to the agricultural business community. Program emphases include: 

developing educational programs to enable farmers and processors to produce a 
broader range of products 

enhancing understanding of the linkages among national economies, world mar- 
kets and agriculture 

conducting market-based research to understand factors that influence competi- 
tiveness 

developing programs in North Carolina's rural communities to enhance entrepre- 
neurial skills, create jobs and diversify their economies 

Rockwell Solid State Electronics Laboratory 

The Laboratory provides a vertically integrated laboratory environment for perform- 
ing materials and device research, primarily in the area of compound semiconductors. 

Transportation Institute 

The Institute's mission is to coordinate and manage interdisciplinary research, train- 
ing, and technology transfer activities involving faculty, staff, and students from various 
departments within the University. It functions as a national and regional center for re- 
search and training, and as an information clearinghouse. The Institute's activities include: 
soliciting extramural funding, coordinating faculty development and student enrichment 
programs, facilitating technology transfer, providing technical assistance and public ser- 
vice, and coordinating other transportation-related programs. 

Waste Management Institute 

The Institute is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance awareness and under- 
standing of waste management problems in our society, and to enhance instruction, research 
and outreach aimed at improving quality of life and protecting the environment. The Institute's 
goals are to increase the number of professionals in environmental and waste management, 
enhance interdisciplinary research, increase public awareness, and facilitate cooperative and 
exchange programs among students, faculty, government and industry. 

Information Technology Services 

Information Technology at North Carolina A&T State University is available to fac- 
ulty, staff, students, and the community for curricula development, administrative use, 
research assistance, and tutorial services. Services are provided through two distinct ar- 



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eas: Administrative Information Systems (AIS), under the Division of Administrative Af- 
fairs; and Computing and Information Technology (CIT), under the Division of Academic 
Affairs. 

Administrative Information Systems (AIS) is responsible for central administrative 
computing and related information management activities for the University. AIS devel- 
ops, maintains, and/or provides technical support for the campus financial, human re- 
sources, student records and alumni systems, as well as appropriate computing for other 
administrative functions in academic and administrative units. Most software is written in 
COBOL and FOCUS. The hardware consists of two clustered DEC Alpha DS20 comput- 
ers for production usage, one Xerox 4850 printer, and several small printers. Both produc- 
tion computers utilize the OpenVMS operating system. 

AIS consists of five units: 

Development and Maintenance, which is responsible for the development and main- 
tenance of the campus administrative applications; 

• Systems Administration and Programming, which is responsible for establishing, 
maintaining, and managing the centralized system software environment; 

• Operations, which is responsible for all setup, execution, and delivery of produc- 
tion online and batch services; 

• Information Systems Security, which provides direction and policy on AIS infor- 
mation security; and Information Systems Support, which provides a wide variety 
of technical and non-technical support to the users of AIS applications. 

Available to the student community under Computing and Information Technology, 
are 1 9 public access computer laboratories equipped with over 400 state-of-the-art micro- 
computers, printers, scanners and latest productivity software. This department supports 
the academic community with the following equipment: (4) AlphaServer 2000, (3) 
AlphaServer 1200, (1) VAX 3100-90, (2) AlphaServer 600 and a host of X-windowing 
terminals. These systems support UNIX, J, J++, C, C++, COBOL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, 
BASIC, SPSSX, SAS, ADA, and ORACLE. 

CIT operates the University Aggie Help Desk that supports faculty and staff comput- 
ers and insures local area connectivity for students, faculty and staff. Located in the lower 
level of the Fort IRC Building, the Aggie Help Desk is the central point of contact for all 
computing related queries for the entire campus. 

In addition, CIT is also responsible for developing electronic classroom facilities, and 
providing instructional and research support and training to faculty, staff and students. 

FIELDS OF INSTRUCTION 

This section identifies and gives pertinent information about all the fields of study that 
participate in graduate education at North Carolina A&T State University. There are a 
total of 40 different fields offering graduate degrees. In addition, there are nine fields that 
offer minors at the graduate level and eleven areas that support graduate education through 
offering graduate level courses or in some other capacity. Fields of instruction that offer 
graduate degrees are listed first. Information given for each field includes the faculty, 
requirements for admission to and completion of the degree program(s), student financial 
support, courses offered and other relevant information. Following the degree offering 



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fields is a listing other fields of instruction which offer graduate minors, graduate courses 
or support graduate education in some other way. To avoid duplication, basic Graduate 
School requirements for admission and completion of graduate degree programs are not 
duplicated for each field of instruction. Only those requirements that are unique to the 
field are given in the sections on the individual fields. The Graduate School offers major 
programs of study in the following fields. 

Agricultural Education 

Agricultural Economics 

Animal Health Science 

Applied Mathematics 

Applied Physics 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Elementary Education 

Instructional Technology 

Reading Education (K-12) 
Engineering 

Architectural 

Chemical 

Civil 

Computer Science 

Electrical 

Industrial 

Mechanical 
English and African American Literature 
Food and Nutrition 
Human Development and Services 

Adult Education 

Counselor Education 

Human Resources (Agency Counseling) 

Human Resources (Business and Industry) 
Industrial Technology 
Technology Education 
Vocational Industrial Education 
Plant and Soil Science 
Professional Physics 
Biology 
Chemistry 
English 

Health and Physical Education 
History 
Mathematics 
Social Work (Joint with UNCG) 



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MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Agricultural Education, Economics 
and Rural Sociology 

Alton Thompson, Chairperson 
Room 145, Carver Hall 
(336) 334-7943 
altont@ncat.edu 



The Department of Agricultural Education, Economics and Rural Sociology offers 
programs of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Agricultural Education and 
the Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. The program in Agricultural 
Education emphasizes the professional improvement of teachers and professional workers 
in related areas with education responsibilities while concurrently preparing students for 
employment in administration, supervision, extension, teacher education, and research in 
agricultural education and related fields. The program in Agricultural Economics pre- 
pares students for careers in teaching, research, extension, agriculture-related business, 
and government service. Both programs prepare students for further graduate studies to 
achieve a terminal degree. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Agricultural Education - Master of Science 

Agricultural Economics - Master of Science 

Concentrations: Agricultural Marketing and International Trade; Rural Development Policy 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The general requirements for admission are an undergraduate degree from an accred- 
ited institution with a grade point average of 2.65 (on a 4.0 scale), and a basic preparation 
in Agricultural Education, Education, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agribusiness 
or Business Administration, with a preparation in Economics/Statistics. Applicants who 
do not meet the requirements will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants are 
encouraged to provide GRE scores; however, these scores are not required for admission 
or graduation. A GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Agricultural Education: 

Students admitted to the Master of Science in Agricultural Education program must 
have a minimum of 1 8 credits in professional education or certification as a teacher of 



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agricultural education or equivalent professional experiences. Failure to meet these two 
criteria may necessitate rejection of the application or requirement of additional under- 
graduate work. 

Completion of 33 semester hours of approved graduate level courses is required for 
the non-thesis option. A well balanced, unified, and complete program of study will be 
required. In addition, those students who do not write a thesis must present a suitable 
investigative paper. The advisory committee will determine its nature and content. Stu- 
dents who select the thesis option must complete 27 hours of approved graduate level 
courses and 3 hours of thesis credit. In both options, the student must take 12 hours of 
technical agriculture and successfully pass a written comprehensive examination in Agri- 
cultural Education to complete the degree program. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science of Agricultural Education is required to 
complete a common core of courses consisting of: 

AGEC 705 Advanced Statistics 3 semester hours 

or 
CUIN 710 Educational Statistics 3 semester hours 

AGEC 725 Research Methods 3 semester hours 

or 
AGED 703 Scientific Methods in Research 3 semester hours 

Courses in the major and minor areas will be selected on the basis of the individual's 
needs and interests. Please note that the School of Graduate Studies requires a minimum 
of 15 hours in courses at or above the 700 level. To qualify for the graduate certificate to 
teach in the public schools of North Carolina, the candidate should complete 18 semester 
credits in subject-matter agriculture. The candidate may concentrate in one subject-matter 
area. 

Agricultural Economics: 

The Master of Science in Agricultural Economics requires that the students complete one 
of two options: 

1. THESIS OPTION - 30 Hours: 

This option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 12 semester hours 
of "core" courses in advanced economic theory, a course in statistics and research 
methods, 9 semester hours of courses in the selected program track, 1 elective 3-hour 
course, and 6 semester hours of thesis culminating in scholarly research work. In addi- 
tion, the successful completion and defense of the thesis and a comprehensive exami- 
nation are required. 

2. PROJECT OPTION - 30 Hours: 

This option consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 15 semester 
hours of "core" courses in advanced economic theory, a course in statistics, economet- 
rics and research methods, 9 semester hours of courses in the selected program track, 
1 elective 3-hour course, and 3 semester hours of a scientific project. This non-thesis 



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option recognizes the changes within the agricultural economics discipline relative to 
the manner in which research is conducted and reported such that it becomes more 
applied, action-oriented and evaluative. The student may choose to complete an econo- 
metrics project or an issues-based project. In addition, the successful completion and 
defense of the project paper and a comprehensive examination are required. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics is re- 



quired to complete a common core of courses consisting of: 

AGEC 710 Advanced Microeconomics 

AGEC 720 Advanced Macroeconomics 

AGEC 705 Advanced Statistics 

AGEC 725 Research Methods 

or 

AGED 703 Scientific Methods of Research 



3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 

3 Semester Hours 



In addition, areas of concentration as specified require the following courses: 



Rural Development Policy 



Core Courses 

Program Track Courses 

AGEC 750 

AGEC 730 

AGEC 732 

AGEC 740 

Elective 

Thesis 



Social Organization of Agriculture 
Rural Development 
Agricultural Policy 
Production Economics 



Total 



12 Semester Hours 
9 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
6 Semester Hours 
30 Semester Hours 



Agricultural Marketing and International Trade 



Core Courses 

Program Track Courses 

AGEC 632 

AGEC 734 

AGEC 735 

AGEC 736 

AGEC 738 

AGEC 756 

Elective 

Thesis 



12 Semester Hours 
9 Semester Hours 
International Agricultural Trade Policy 3 Semester Hours 

Agricultural Marketing 3 Semester Hours 

Economic Development 3 Semester Hours 

Marketing Problems and Issues 3 Semester Hours 

Theory of International Trade 3 Semester Hours 

Agricultural Price Analysis 3 Semester Hours 

3 Semester Hours 

6 Semester Hours 

Total 30 Semesters 



Notes: 1. Students who select the nonthesis option must take three hours of AGEC 
708 (Econometrics) and three hours of AGED 750 (Community Problems). 

2. The student, in consultation with his or her advisor, will select three courses 
from the program track of interest. 



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COURSES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION 



Course 

AGED 600 
AGED 601 
AGED 603 
AGED 604 
AGED 605 
AGED 606 
AGED 607 
AGED 608 
AGED 609 
AGED 610 
AGED 664 
AGED 665 

AGED 700 
AGED 702 
AGED 703 
AGED 704 
AGED 705 

AGED 706 
AGED 707 
AGED 750 
AGED 752 
AGED 753 
AGED 754 



Description Credit 

Youth Organization and Program Management 3 

Adult Education in Vocational and Extension Education 3 
Problem Teaching in Vocational and Extension Education 3 

Public Relations in Agriculture 3 
Guidance and Group Instruction in Vocational Education 3 

Cooperative Work Study Programs 3 

Environmental Education 3 

Agricultural Extension Organization and Methods 3 

Community Analysis and Rural Life 3 

International Education in Agriculture 3 

Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades 3 
Occupational Exploration in the Middle Grades — 

Agricultural Occupations 3 

Seminar in Agricultural Education and Extension 1 

Methods and Techniques of Public Relations 3 

Scientific Methods in Research 3 

History and Philosophy of Vocational Education 3 
Recent Developments and Trends in Agricultural 

Education and Extension 3 

Comparative Education in Agriculture 3 
Issues in Community Development and Adult Education 3 

Community Problems 3 

Administration and Supervision 3 

Program Planning 3 

History of Agricultural Education 3 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, 
ECONOMICS AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY 



Course 

AGEC 632 
AGEC 634 
AGEC 638 
AGEC 640 
AGEC 641 
AGEC 644 
AGEC 646 
AGEC 648 
AGEC 650 
AGEC 675 
AGEC 705 
AGEC 708 
AGEC 710 
AGEC 720 
AGEC 725 



Description Credit 

International Trade Policy 3 

International Agribusiness Marketing 3 

Special Problems in Agricultural Economics 3 

Agribusiness Management 3 

Special Problems in Agribusiness Management 3 

Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics I 3 

Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics II 3 

Appraisal and Finance of Agribusiness Firms 3 

Human Resource Development 3 

Computer Applications in Agriculture 3 

Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics 3 

Econometrics 3 

Microeconomics 3 

Macroeconomics 3 

Research Methods in Agricultural Economics 3 



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AGEC 730 Rural Development 3 

AGEC 732 Agricultural Policy 3 

AGEC 734 Agricultural Marketing and Interregional Trade 3 

AGEC 735 Economic Development 3 

AGEC 736 Agricultural Marketing Problems and Issues 3 

AGEC 738 Theory of International Trade 3 

AGEC 740 Production Economics 3 

AGEC 750 Social Organization of Agriculture 3 

AGEC 756 Agricultural Price Analysis 3 

AGEC 799 Thesis Research 6 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, 
ECONOMICS AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

AGEC-632. International Agricultural Trade Policy Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes a review of economic and welfare theory applications relative to 
trade of agricultural commodities. Topical issues include the analysis of linkages among 
commodity programs, fiscal and trade policies for the U.S. and other countries in an inter- 
dependent world, development of an understanding of international institutions and their 
role in formulating aliments of strategic agricultural trade policy. Prerequisite: Consent of 
instructor. 

AGEC-634. International Agribusiness Marketing Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will examine and analyze the series of problems, issues, policies, regulations 
and procedures relevant to the global marketing of agricultural and related commodities 
by agribusiness firms. Emphasis will be on combining firm-level agribusiness marketing 
concepts with international agribusiness marketing and export management practices; in- 
cluding the development of international agribusiness marketing plans and case studies 
from international agribusiness firms. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 
AGEC-640. Agribusiness Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on methods of research, plans, organization, and the application of 
management principles. Part of the student's time will be spent in consultation with 
agribusiness firms. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

AGEC-641. Special Problems in Agribusiness Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course relies heavily on case studies and simulation models to help make decisions 
and solve problems faced by agribusiness managers. Also, students will be exposed to 
quantitative techniques for analyzing and solving problems confronting the firm. Empha- 
sis is placed on applying theoretical concepts to the real-world decision-making environ- 
ment. Prerequisites: Ag. Econ 640, or consent of instructor. 

AGEC-644. Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics I Credit 3(3-0) 

Statistical methods with special applications to agricultural problems. The statistical table, 
ratios, percentages, bar charts, line charts, and frequency distribution are used as analyti- 
cal tools. 

AGEC-646. Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics II Credit 3(3-0) 

Statistical methods with special applications to agricultural problems. The time series analy- 
sis, sampling theory, analysis of variance, and simple correlation are used as analytical 
tools. This course is a continuation of AGEC 644. 



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AGEC-648. Appraisal and Finance of Agribusiness Firms Credit 3(3-0) 

This course evaluates principles of land valuation, appraisal and taxation. Special areas 
include the role of credit in a money economy, classification of credit, principles underly- 
ing the economic use of credit, and the role of the government in the field of credit. 
AGEC-650. Human Resource Development 
Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on the analysis of human resources in relation to changing agricul- 
tural production technology in rural areas. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 
AGEC-675. Computer Applications in Agricultural Economics Credit 3(3-0) 
This course is designed to provide students with the tools to utilize computers for agricul- 
tural decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing existing software packages 
for microcomputers and mainframe computers to make financial, economic and quantita- 
tive analysis of farm and agribusiness-related problems. Prerequisites: Ag. Econ. 330 or 
Econ. 330. 

AGED-600. Youth Organization and Program Management Credit 3(3-0) 

Principles, theories and practices involved in organizing, conducting, supervising, and 
managing youth organizations and programs. Emphasis will be on the analysis of youth 
organization and programs in vocational and extension education. 
AGED-601. Adult Education in Vocational and Extension 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the principles and problems of organizing and conducting programs for adults. 
Emphasis is given to the principles of conducting organized instruction in agricultural 
education, extension, and related industries. 
AGED-603. Problems Teaching in Vocational and Extension 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Practices in setting up problems for teaching unit courses in vocational and extension 
education. 

AGED-604. Public Relations in Agriculture Credit 3(3-0) 

Principles and practices of organizing, developing, and implementing public relations for 
promoting local programs in vocational agriculture and agricultural extension. 
AGED-605. Guidance and Group Instruction in Vocational 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Guidance and group instruction applied to agricultural occupations and other problems of 
students in vocational education. 

AGED-606. Cooperative Work-Study Credit 3(3-0) 

Principles, theories, organizations, and administration of cooperative work experience 
programs. 

AGED-607. Environmental Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Principles and practices of understanding the environment and the interrelated complexi- 
ties of the environment. The course will include a study of agricultural occupations related 
to the environment and materials that need to be developed for use by high school teachers 
of agriculture and other professional workers. 
AGED-608. Agricultural Extension Organization and 

Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

Principles, objectives, organization, program development, and methods in cooperative 
extension. 



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AGED-609. Community Analysis and Rural Life Credit 3(3-0) 

Educational processes, structure and function of rural society, and the role that diverse 
organizations, agencies, and institutions play in the education and adjustment of rural 
people to the demands of modern society. 

AGED-664. Occupational Exploration of Middle Grades Credit 3(3-0) 

Designed for persons who teach or plan to teach middle grades occupational exploration 
in the curriculum, sources, and uses of occupational information, approaches to middle 
grades teaching, and philosophy and concepts of occupational education. This course will 
be taught in cooperation with the Department of Business Education and Administrative 
Services, Home Economics, and Industrial Education. 
AGED-665. Occupational Exploration in the Middle Grades - 

Agricultural Occupations Credit 3(3-0) 

Emphasis will be placed on curriculum, methods and techniques of teaching, and resources 
and facilities for teaching in the agricultural environmental occupations cluster including 
Agribusiness and Natural Resources, Environmental Control, Hospitality and Recreation, 
and Marine Science. 

Graduate Students Only 

AGEC-705. Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics Credit 3(3-0) 

Advanced topics on analysis of variance, regression, correlation, multistage sampling, 
and probability are covered in depth. Prerequisite: Ag. Econ. 646. 
AGEC-708. Econometrics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of econometric techniques to agricultural economic prob- 
lems, theory and estimation of structural economic parameters. Prerequisite: Ag. Econ. 705. 
AGEC-710. Microeconomics Credit 3(3-0) 

Price theory and the theory of the firm are covered comprehensively. The decision-making 
units in our economy and their market relationship are also examined. 
AGEC-720. Macroeconomics Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of aggregate economics, with emphasis upon measurement, growth, and 
fluctuation of national income is the focus of this course. 

AGEC-725. Research Methods in Agricultural Economics Credit 3(3-0) 

The philosophical bases for research methods used in agricultural economics are discussed. 
Alternative research methods are compared with respect to their dependence on the con- 
cepts of economic theory, mathematics, and statistics. Alternative approaches to planning 
research projects are evaluated. 

AGEC-730. Rural Development Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of economic theory, alternative growth models, 
requirements for growth, and quantitative techniques to problems concerning rural eco- 
nomic development and growth with emphasis on agriculture. 

AGEC-732. Agricultural Policy Credit 3(3-0) 

Advanced analysis of the role of agriculture in the general economy and of economic, 
political, and social forces that affect development of agricultural policy is the substantive 
focus of this course. 



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AGEC-734. Agricultural Marketing and Interregional Trade Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to apply basic economic theory to interpret the essential components 
of the domestic and international marketing process for agricultural products. The primary 
focus will be on the spatial, temporal and form dimensional of market price analysis with 
significant emphasis on regional interrelationship and specialization, current trade issues 
and the rationale for trade. Specifically, students enrolled in this course will receive intensive 
instruction in the complex organization and function of the world's food marketing system. 
AGEC-735. Economic Development Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to analyze factors and issues involved in the process of economic 
growth and development, with emphasis on developing countries. The theories, problems, 
objectives and strategies of development, including major policy issues, resources, and 
constraints of alternative strategies are discussed. The role of capital, technology, agricul- 
ture and international trade in the development process are examined. 
AGEC-736. Agricultural Marketing Problems and Issues Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to examine current complex problems in agricultural marketing 
and methods of developing solutions. 

AGEC-738. Theory of International Trade Credit 3(3-0) 

The principal aim of this course is to familiarize the student with the fundamental mecha- 
nisms and theory (pure and monetary) of international trade. Selected topics will include 
the law of comparative advantage, gains from trade, factor endowments and growth theo- 
ries, commercial policy, foreign exchange and the balance of payments, and the monetary 
and portfolio balance mechanisms. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 
AGEC-740. Production Economics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses specifically on production economics theory in a quantitative frame- 
work. Technical and economic factor-product, factor- factor, and product-product relation- 
ships in single and multi-product firms under conditions of perfect and imperfect compe- 
tition in both factor and product markets are topical areas. 

AGEC-750. Social Organization of Agriculture Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to analyze the status and role of agriculture in rural societies from 
a sociological perspective. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the organizational 
structure of agriculture and the intended and unintended consequences of rapid techno- 
logical change on agriculture. 

AGEC-756. Agricultural Price Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

The use of price information in the decision-making process is the essence of this course. 
The relation of supply and demand in determining agricultural prices and the relation of 
prices to grade, time, location, and stages of processing in the marketing system are con- 
sidered. The course also includes advanced methods of price analysis, the concept of par- 
ity and the role of price support programs in agricultural decisions. Prerequisite: Consent 
of instructor. 

AGEC-799. Thesis Credit 6(6-0) 

AGED-700. Seminar in Agricultural Education Credit 1(1-0) 

A review of current problems and practices in the field of agricultural education and ex- 
tension. 

AGED-702. Methods and Techniques of Public Relations Credit 3(3-0) 

Astudy of the means and methods of promoting and publicizing local community pro- 
grams. 



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AGED-703. Scientific Methods in Research Credit 3(3-0) 

Methods of procedures in investigation and experimentation in education, accompanied 
by critical examination of studies made in agricultural education and related fields. A 
research problem is developed under the supervision of the staff. 
AGED-704. History and Philosophy of Vocational Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with the underlying philosophy and basic principles of vocational edu- 
cation including history and development. Emphasis is placed upon the factors contribut- 
ing to the nature, purpose, scope, organization, and administration of vocational educa- 
tion. 
AGED-705. Recent Developments and Trends in Agricultural Education 

and Extension Credit 3(3-0) 

The course includes an intensive treatment of the various subject matter fields to keep 
teachers and professional workers in related areas up-to-date technically as well as profes- 
sionally. It is designed to cover the developments and trends in agricultural education and 
extension. 

AGED-706. Comparative Education in Agriculture Credit 3(3-0) 

Emphasis will be placed on basic development concepts and principles. Various types of 
education and their implication to agriculture will be studied to develop an understanding 
of international developments in agriculture. Students may meet course requirements by 
studying and working in a developing country. (Enrollment by permission of department.) 
AGED-707. Issues in Community Development and Adult 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Analysis of major issues and problems confronting rural and/or urban education in the 
United States and other countries with implications for program planning and develop- 
ment. Special attention will be given to adult education and community development. 
Students may meet course requirements by studying and working in other countries. (En- 
rollment by permission of department.) 

AGED-750. Community Problems Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the common problems of the community that relate to agriculture and related 
areas and of solutions for these problems. 

AGED-752. Administration and Supervision Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of administrative and supervisory problems; the practices and policies of local, 
state, and federal agencies dealing with administration and supervision of vocational and 
extension education. 

AGED-753. Program Planning Credit 3(3-0) 

Consideration is given to the community as a unit for program planning in agricultural 
education and extension. Special emphasis on collecting and interpreting basic data, for- 
mulating objectives, developing and evaluating community programs. 
AGED-754. History of Agricultural Education and Extension Credit 3(3-0) 

Historical development, social and philosophical foundations, and current status in rela- 
tion to the total vocational education program. Special attention is given to agricultural 
education and extension as it developed in the United States. 



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Animal Science Department 



David Libby, Interim Chairperson 
101 Webb Hall 
(336) 334-7547 
libbyd@ncat.edu 



The Department of Animal Science offers a program in Animal Health Science that 
emphasizes the effects of environmental factors upon animal growth and development, 
reproduction, and disease resistance. Courses are designed to provide a solid foundation 
of fundamental biological and biochemical principles within the disciplines of breeding 
and genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, and toxicology. 

OBJECTIVES 

To advance scholarship and research in Animal Health and related disciplines; to in- 
crease the number of minority students with graduate training in Animal Health; to pro- 
vide opportunities that would prepare students to enter Ph.D. and professional degree pro- 
grams; and to increase the supply of individuals with biotechnological skills and training 
at the graduate level available to employers in the fields of science and biotechnology. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Animal Health Science - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Admission of students to the graduate program and general program requirements for 
enrolled students are based upon the requirements presented in the Graduate School Bul- 
letin. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

A minimum of 30 credit hours, which includes thesis research, is required for comple- 
tion of the graduate degree. 

The courses included in the curriculum are divided into a hierarchical structure — 
required courses, core, elective and general electives. The required courses are fundamen- 
tal to the program, providing the student with an understanding of the relationships be- 
tween environmental effects and biological disciplines on Animal Health (701), enhanced 
communicative skills (702 and 703) and biostatistics. The required courses constitute 8 
credit hours of the student's curriculum. Core electives represent a pool of courses that are 
oriented toward the mission of the program. Students will be required to complete three 
courses (a minimum of 8 credit hours) from the pool of eight courses offered by the de- 
partment specifically designed to meet student needs in understanding Animal Health. An 
additional eight credit hours will be selected by student and their graduate committees 
from a pool of courses that constitute supporting electives. These courses will compliment 
the needs of student to fulfill their research obligation to the program. 

The six credit hours for thesis research will provide the student with recognition for the 
time spent conducting research. The research will culminate with the defense of the thesis. 



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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Candidates for the Master of Science degree will be qualified for entry into the Ph.D. 
program areas of breeding and genetics, microbiology, nutrition, parasitology, cell 
pathobiology, physiology, toxicology, and into other related disciplines and professional 
medical programs. Additionally, candidates will be qualified for employment in the field 
of biotechnology, allied health industries, and laboratory animal science. 

COURSES FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATES 







Credit 


Course 


Title 


(Lec.-Lab.) 


ANSC 604 


Administrative and Regulatory Policies Governing 






Animal Use 


2(2-0) 


ANSC611 


Principles of Animal Nutrition 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 613 


Livestock and Meat Evaluation 


2(1-2) 


ANSC 614 


Animal Breeding 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 615 


Selection of Meat and Meat Products 


3(2-2) 


ANSC 618 


Seminar in Animal Science 


1(1-0) 


ANSC 619 


Special Problems in Livestock Management 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 624 


Physiology of Reproduction 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 629 


Special Problems in Dairy Management 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 637 


Environmental Toxicology 


3(2-3) 


ANSC 641 


Disease Management of Livestock and Poultry 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 653 


Laboratory Animal Management and Clinical Techniques 4(2-6) 


ANSC 657 


Poultry Anatomy and Physiology 


3(2-2) 


ANSC 659 


Special Problems in Poultry 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 660 


Special Problems in Specimen Preparation, 
Immunological Techniques, Electron Microscopy, 






Radioisotopes, Radiology or Histotechnology 


3(1-6) 


ANSC 665 


Biotechnology 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 


3(2-2) 


ANSC 701 


Environmental Topics in Animal Health 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 702 


Seminar in Animal Health I 


1(1-0) 


ANSC 703 


Seminar in Animal Health II 


1(1-0) 


ANSC 708 


Special Problems in Animal Health 


2(2-0) 


ANSC 712 


Nutrition and Disease 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 713 


Advanced Livestock Production 


3(2-2) 


ANSC 723 


Animal Physiology 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 771 


Advanced Design of Experiments 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 782 


Cellular Pathobiology 


3(3-0) 


ANSC 799 


Thesis Research in Animal Health Science 
Variable 


(1-6) 



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COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN ANIMAL SCIENCE 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

ANSC-604. Administrative and Regulatory Policies Governing 

Animal Use Credit 2(2-0) 

This course consists of discussions of the regulations that impact the use of animals for 
research, education and testing, which include federal, state and local regulations and 
policies. Discussions also include the regulations, facilities, and practices involving the 
use of hazardous agents (biological, chemical, and physical) which affect the safety of 
humans and animals. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

ANSC-61 1. Principles of Animal Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Fundamentals of modern animal nutrition including classification of nutrients, their gen- 
eral metabolism and role in productive functions. Prerequisite: Animal Science 212. 
ANSC-613. Livestock and Meat Evaluation Credit 2(1-2) 

Selection and evaluation of desirable animals in both market and breeding classes. Identi- 
fication and evaluation of wholesale and retail cuts of meat. Prerequisite: Animal Science 
312 and 313. 

ANSC-614. Animal Breeding Credit 3(3-0) 

Application of genetic and breeding principles of livestock production and improvement. 
Phenotypic and genotypic effects of selection methods and systems of mating. Prerequi- 
site: Animal Science 1 1 1 and 214. 

ANSC-615. Selection of Meat and Meat Products Credit 3(2-2) 

Identification, grading and cutting of meats. 

ANSC-618. Seminar in Animal Science Credit 1(1-0) 

A review and discussion of selected topics and recent advances in the fields of animal and 
food science. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

ANSC-61 9. Special Problems in Livestock Management Credit 3(3-0) 

Special work in problems dealing with feeding, breeding and management in the produc- 
tion of beef cattle, sheep and swine. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 
ANSC-624. Physiology of Reproduction Credit 3(3-0) 

The course consists of the study of reproductive processes in laboratory and farm animals. 
Mechanisms associated with reproductive endocrinology, ovulation, fertilization, oogen- 
esis, spermatogenesis, pregnancy and parturition will be discussed in detail. Research 
findings will be incorporated into the lectures. Prerequisites: Laboratory Animal Science 
46 1 or Animal Science 723 or consent of instructor. 

ANSC-629. Special Problems in Dairy Management Credit 3(3-0) 

Special work in problems dealing with dairy production. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 
ANSC-637. Environmental Toxicology Credit 3(2-3) 

The course consists of the study of the sources, distribution and toxicity of chemicals 
which are hazardous to the environment of man and animals. Prerequisites: Laboratory 
Animal Science 636 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-641. Disease Management of Livestock and Poultry Credit 3 (3-0) 

Prevention and control of diseases will be studied in livestock species and poultry, as well 
as the micro- and macroenvironments that result in disease. Prerequisites: Animal Science 
4 1 3 or permission of instructor. 



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ANSC-653. Laboratory Animal Management and Clinical 

Techniques Credit 4 (2-6) 

Principles, theories and current concepts of laboratory animal science will be discussed. 

Topics included will be government regulations, ethical consideration, animal facility 

management and animal health surveillance. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

ANSC-657. Poultry Anatomy and Physiology Credit 3 (2-2) 

A course which deals with the structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the 

domestic fowl. Prerequisite: Poultry Science 351. 

ANSC-659. Special Problems in Poultry Credit 3 (3-0) 

Assignment of work along special lines in which a student may be interested, given largely 

by project method for individuals in Poultry Science. Prerequisite: Three advanced courses 

in Poultry Science. 

ANSC-660. Special Techniques in Specimen Preparation, Immunological 

Techniques, Electron Microscopy, Radioisotopes, Radiology or 
Histotechnology Credit 3 (1-6) 

The student will obtain special expertise in either the preparation of animal models for 
classroom, museum and special display, the theoretical and practical aspects of immuno- 
logical techniques, electron and light microscopy, radiology, tissue culture or histochemis- 
try. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

ANSC-665. Biotechnology Credit 3 (2-2) 

The course will present basic principles and provide laboratory experience in DNA tech- 
nologies. Concepts of nucleic acid structure and function related to the applications in 
biotechnology will be studied. Methods to be studied are: isolating DNA and RNA, ge- 
nomic DNA and plasmid DNA analysis, gel electrophoresis, Southern hybridizations, gene 
probes, and other methods. Prerequisite: Animal Science 214, Chemistry 251, Biology 
466 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-701 . Environmental Topics in Animal Health Credit 3 (3-0) 

The influence of the environment upon the health status of animals will be discussed 
within specific topics representing the disciplines of epidemiology, toxicology, pathobiology, 
reproductive physiology, nutrition and microbiology. 

ANSC-702. Seminar in Animal Health I Credit 1 (1-0) 

Seminar includes staff and guest lectures on the philosophy of research and utilization of 
the scientific method, preparation for research and general research methodology. Presen- 
tations will be given by students on special topics in the field of animal health. 
ANSC-703. Seminar in Animal Health II Credit 1 (1-0) 

Presentations will be given by students on thesis research. 

ANSC-708. Special Problems in Animal Health Credit 2 

Independent investigations are designed to strengthen the student's knowledge of the sci- 
entific method. Investigations may be conducted within a variety of research areas con- 
gruent with the environmental focus of the Animal Health Science program. 
ANSC-712. Nutrition and Disease Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course examines the effect of altering the levels and ratios of nutrients upon the health 
of an animal and resultant biochemical or biological processes. Consideration will be given 
to the effect of disease upon altered nutrient requirements. Prerequisite: Animal Science 
61 1 or permission of instructor. 



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ANSC-713. Advanced Livestock Production Credit 3 (2-2) 

Review of research relating to various phases of livestock production; fitting the livestock 
enterprise into the whole farm system. Special attention to overall economic operation. 
ANSC-723. Animal Physiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course consists of an in-depth study of function and interrelationships among ner- 
vous, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems of 
laboratory and farm animals. Discussions of research findings will be incorporated into 
the lectures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

ANSC-771. Advanced Design of Experiments Credit 3 (3-0) 

Research designs suitable for investigation of multifactor experiments will be presented. 
Designs used in the agricultural sciences will be evaluated and emphasis will be placed on 
general linear models. Prerequisite: Natural Resources and Environmental Design 607 or 
permission of instructor. 

ANSC-782. Cellular Pathobiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

Current concepts of the structure, function and pathobiology of the cell will be presented. 
Emphasis will be placed on methodologies used to study the cell and its processes. Prereq- 
uisite: Chemistry 651 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-799. Thesis Research in Animal Health Science Credit Variable (1-6) 
Research is conducted in an area of interest to the student under the guidance of a graduate 
faculty advisor. 



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Architectural Engineering 



Dr. Ronnie Bailey, Interim Chairperson 
447 McNair Hall 

(336)334-7575 
phase@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 



The objective of the graduate programs in Architectural Engineering is to provide 
advanced professional studies in the areas of Structural Analysis and Design, Facilities 
Engineering, or Environmental Systems Analysis and Design. 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION POLICY 

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program is open to students with 
a bachelor's degree in engineering, technology, architecture, or a closely related field from 
an institution of recognized standing. In order to pursue a graduate degree in Architectural 
Engineering, an applicant must first be admitted to the Graduate School. The initial step 
toward Graduate School admission is to complete the required application forms and sub- 
mit them to the Graduate School office. In addition to the application forms, two copies of 
the student's undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) and three recommendation let- 
ters are required. The student should also include an essay that describes his/her area of 
interest and reasons for wanting to pursue a graduate degree. 

Processing of applications cannot be guaranteed unless applications are received, with 
all supporting documents, in the Graduate School office at least fifteen days prior to the 
beginning of registration for a given semester. Foreign nationals are encouraged to apply 
early; a minimum of one semester in advance of the anticipated enrollment date is recom- 
mended. 

The graduate program in Architectural Engineering leads to a Master of Science in 
Architectural Engineering. The Master's program has two paths that are dependent on the 
applicants undergraduate academic background and interests. The two paths of study are 
(1) the Thesis Path and (2) the Non-Thesis Path. 

1 . THESIS PATH - For applicants who are full time graduate students, who are admit- 
ted under " UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION ." who are pursuing the "Thesis Op- 
tion," and who may be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. 

2. NON-THESIS - For applicants who are admitted as Unconditional or Conditional 
graduate students, who are pursuing the "Project Option" or the "Course Option." 

ADMISSION STATUS 

1 . UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION - An applicant may be given unconditional admis- 
sion to the MSAE program if he/she possesses: 

a. an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited, four or 
five year bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 
or better on a 4.0 scale. 

b. an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited, four or 



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five year bachelors degree in Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a 
4.0 scale. All students with a non-B.S.A.E. degree will be required to take AREN 
650 - Design, Operations & Maintenance of Buildings I. However, those students 
enrolled in the Thesis Option will not receive degree credit for AREN 650. How- 
ever, the grade received in AREN 650 will affect the grade point average of all 
enrolled students. Students must have a sufficient background to complete the MSAE 
program. Each applicants background will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 
It should be noted that a student must maintain a minimum of GPA of 3.0 in 
their graduate program to be eligible to receive financial assistance. 

2. CONDITIONAL ADMISSION - Applicants with an overall GPA of 2.65 or better on 
a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) may be granted conditional admission if they do not qualify 
for unconditional admission. The applicant must possess a recognized undergraduate 
Baccalaureate degree in architecture, engineering, technology or a closely related field, 
and the applicant must not have background course deficiencies that exceed twelve (12) 
credit hours. 

Other admission conditions and program requirements may be imposed on a case-by- 
case basis as approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the Departmental Gradu- 
ate committee. All conditional students must satisfy all background deficiencies within 
two terms with an average GPA of 3.0 or better. 

In order to be qualified to sit for the Professional Engineering exam, students with non- 
engineering degrees may elect to complete additional undergraduate engineering courses. 
It should be noted that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to be eligible to receive 
financial assistance. 

CHANGE OF STATUS - Conditional admission status will be changed to uncondi- 
tional when the student has satisfied the two conditions below: 

a. All required course deficiencies have been completed with a 3.0 GPA or above and 

b. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is attained in all A&T courses taken for graduate credit at 
the end of the semester in which the 9 credit hours of graduate course work is com- 
pleted. 

Failure to move to unconditional admission when first eligible will result in the student 
being subject to probation policies. 

Conditional admission status is the entry level graduate admission classification. Stu- 
dents are not eligible to register for 700-level courses until they have achieved this clas- 
sification. They can register in 700 level courses as conditional graduate students, pro- 
vided that the courses are approved by the students' academic advisor. 

3. *SPECIAL STUDENT - Students who have more than twelve credits of course defi- 
ciencies, or students who are NOT seeking a Graduate degree, are classified as special 
students. They may be admitted in order to take courses for self-improvement. 
THESE STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, NOT 
TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING, AND ARE 
SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE GRADUATE 
SCHOOL. 

If a student subsequently wishes to pursue a degree program in Architectural Engineer- 
ing, he/she must reapply for admission to the graduate program in the department after 
completing a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper level courses with an average GPA of 
3.0 or higher. The Graduate School and the department reserve the right to refuse to 



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accept credits toward the MSAE degree program that the candidate earned while being 
enrolled as a special student; in no circumstances may the student apply towards a de- 
gree program more than 12 semester hours of graduate credits as a special student. 
Special students are not eligible to receive financial assistance. 
Change of Admission Status 

It is the student's responsibility to apply to the School of Graduate Studies for a change 
in admission status. Students who fail to have their status upgraded run the risk of not 
receiving graduate credit for any completed graduate courses. Such students also run 
the risk of academic probation and dismissal. 

SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS WITH 
NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES 

In addition to the application material described previously, foreign nationals are re- 
quired to provide the following: 

1 . All foreign applicants, except those from English-speaking countries, must provide 
proof of English language proficiency by obtaining a score of 550 or better on the test 
of English as a foreign language (TOEFL). While this test does not effect students' 
admission, failure to pass it may necessitate taking remedial English courses designed 
to improve the students' ability to communicate in the English language. 

2. All foreign students should show financial certification for the required amount of 
money from the applicant's sponsor and the appropriate bank before an 1-20 can be 
issued. 

3. All foreign nationals currently residing in the USA are required to complete a transfer 
clearance form and send it to the Office of International and Minority Affairs, in addi- 
tion to the financial certification form. 

4. The general GRE Test must be taken. 

Specific information regarding visa and immigration requirements can be obtained 
from the International and Minority Students Affairs Office, North Carolina A&T State 
University, Murphy Hall, Room 221, Greensboro, NC, 2741 1. All application forms can 
be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies, Room 122, Gibbs Hall, North Carolina 
A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 2741 1 . 

BACKGROUND COURSES REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION: 

This section describes the general background courses required for an applicant to 
obtain the unconditional admission status. If the applicant does not have the following 
general background courses in his/her undergraduate curriculum, then he/she must com- 
plete these courses before being accepted as an unconditional Architectural Engineering 
Graduate student. 

MATHEMATICS CREDITS (min. hours) 

Calculus 3 

BASIC SCIENCES 

Physics 3 

ENGINEERING 

Statics and Strength of Materials 6 

Engineering Econ. Analysis or Financial Analysis 2 

Computer Programming or demonstrated proficiency 2 



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All courses listed are the minimum requirements for admission to the department. 
Additional undergraduate courses may be required depending on the student's area of 
specialization, elective courses taken, and background. Evaluation of these additional 
courses, if any, will be made on a case-by-case basis by the department's graduate com- 
mittee and academic advisor. 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND GRADUATION CRITERIA: 

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering requires that students complete 
one of the following program options. 

1. THESIS OPTION - 30 Hours: 

This option requires 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis, and is specifically 
designed for students who wish to investigate a problem in depth and produce original, 
publishable findings under the academic advisor's direction. Thesis Option students 
must take six hours of AREN 789-Thesis and have a minimum of 12 hours of the total 
24 hour course requirement at the 700 level. An original research topic must be chosen 
in conjunction with the student's advisor, culminating in the preparation of a scholarly 
thesis. An oral thesis defense/examination is required. This option is intended for stu- 
dents with strong research interests who may desire to later pursue a Ph.D. degree. 

2. PROJECT OPTION - 33 Hours: 

This option consists of thirty (30) semester hours of course work and three (3) hours of 
special project. This option is intended for students with substantial engineering ex- 
perience, but who do not wish to do a full Master's thesis. Project Option students 
must take three hours of AREN-788 Graduate Projects and have a minimum of 12 
hours of the total 30 hour course requirement at the 700 level. A written project and 
oral presentation (or defense) are both required. 

3. COURSE OPTION - 36 Hours: 

This option consists of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work. This option is 
intended for students who intend no further graduate study and want to better prepare 
themselves for a professional career in Engineering. All course work option students 
must have a minimum of 18 hours of the total 36 hour course requirement at the 700 
level. 

THESIS/PROJECT DEFINITIONS: 

a) PROJECT - A project must show application of engineering principals or judgment 
to arrive at a solution to a clearly defined problem. 

b. THESIS - A thesis must be original work that is of sufficient weight, complexity, and 
quality that would be acceptable for publication in an appropriate nationally recog- 
nized journal or conference proceedings. 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: 

Two areas of specialization are offered at the Master's level in Architectural Engineer- 
ing: (1) Structures and (2) Facilities Engineering. 

The suggested programs of study in each of these areas of specialization are shown on 
the following pages. 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING 



Applicants with a B.S.A.E. Degree 

Core Courses (24 credit hours) 

AREN 7 1 5 Research Methods 

AREN 750 Integrated Building Design I 

AREN 752 Integrated Building Design II** 

AREN 756 Facilities Engineering Management** 

AREN 753 Facilities Planning and Project Engineering** 

600/700 Mathematics (minimum)*** 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
6 



24 

Thesis Option (30 total credit hours required including the Thesis) Credits 

AREN 789 Thesis + 6 



Thesis Option Total 



30 



Project Option (33 total credit hours required including the Project) Credits 

600/700 Approved Electives* 3 

AREN 788 Project + 3 



Project Option Total 



33 



All Course Option 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

9 



Course Option (36 total credit hours required) TOTAL 36 

* All Elective courses must be approved by the student 's advisory committee. 
** Substitutions of these courses is allowed upon the recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by 
the student 's graduate committee. 
*** Mathematics requirement may be fulfilled by a graduate level analytical course upon approval of the 
student 's graduate committee or the departmental graduate committee. 
+ The student 's thesis or project must receive prior approval from the student 's thesis advisor and the 
student 's graduate committee. 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING 



Applicants with a Non-B.S.A.E. Degree 

Core Courses (24 credit hours) 

AREN 652 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs II 

AREN 7 1 5 Research Methods 

AREN 750 Integrated Building Design I 

AREN 752 Integrated Building Design II** 

AREN 756 Facilities Engineering Management** 

AREN 753 Facilities Planning and Project Engineering** 

600/700 Mathematics (Elective)*** 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 



24 



Thesis Option (30 total credit hours required including the Thesis) 
AREN 650 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs I (3)+ J 

AREN 789 Thesis + 



Credits 



Thesis Option Total 30 

++ This is a required prerequisite for Non-B.SAE. degree students that will not count 
towards the Thesis option requirements but will affect the student's grade point average. 



Project Option (33 total credit hours required including the Project) 
AREN 650 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs I 

600/700 Approved Electives* 

AREN 788 Project+ 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 



Project Option Total 



33 



All Course Option 

AREN 650 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs I 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

3 
9 



Course Option (36 total credit hours required) TOTAL 



36 



NOTE: A STUDENT MAY BE ALLOWED TO TAKE A COURSE OPTION. THIS 
PRIVILEGE WILL BE EVALUATED AND GRANTED ON A CASE BY CASE 
BASIS. 

* All Elective courses must be approved by the student 's advisory committee. 
** Substitutions of these courses is allowed upon the recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by 
the student's graduate committee. 
*** Mathematics requirement may be fulfilled by a graduate level analytical course upon 
approval of the student 's graduate committee or the departmental graduate committee. 
+ The student 's thesis or project must receive prior approval from the student 's thesis advisor and the 
student 's graduate committee. 



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PROGRAM ELECTIVES 

Any courses in Engineering, Business, Math, or Technology offered at the 600 level or 
above may be used for electives in the AE program upon consent of the academic advisor 
and graduate coordinator of the department. (If the graduate coordinator is your advisor, 
electives must also be approved by another member of the department graduate commit- 
tee.) These include but are not limited to: 
IEEN 625 Information Systems 

IEEN650 Operations Research II 

IEEN 664 Safety Engineering 

IEEN 678 Engineering Management 

IEEN 7 1 6 Engineering Statistics 

CM 603 Manpower Planning 

- Courses in MATH Department (600 level) in Operations Research, Linear Program- 
ming, Statistics (A&T and UNCG). 

- Courses in Business Management (600 level) including courses in Real Estate Manage- 
ment, Finance, Risk Management, Project Management (A&T and UNCG). 

- Courses in Industrial Psychology (600 level) (A&T and UNCG). 
AREN 630 Advanced Structural Analysis 

AREN 632 Structural Systems 

AREN 633 Foundations & Soils 

AREN 639 Masonry Design 

AREN 642 Lighting Applications I 

AREN 645 Electric System for Buildings 

AREN 654 Facilities Management 

AREN 657 Food Services Facility Engineering 

AREN 662 HVAC Systems Design 

AREN 672 Energy Conservation in Buildings 

AREN 675 Energy Management for Buildings 

AREN 684 City Planning and Urban Design 

AREN 726 Reinforced Concrete II 

AREN 727 Steel Structures II 

AREN730 Matrix Analysis of Structures 

AREN 733 Foundation Engineering 

AREN 736 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 

AREN 737 Advanced Structural Steel 

AREN 739 Wind & Earthquake Design 

AREN 742 Illumination Engineering 

AREN 754 Facility Planning and Site Analysis 

AREN 755 Computer- Aided Project Management 

AREN 757 Food Service Facilities Engineering 

AREN 762 HVAC Systems Analysis and Simulation 

AREN 765 Advanced HVAC Systems Design 

AREN 770 Energy Management Planning 

AREN 772 Advanced Energy Conservation Systems 

AREN 778 Energy Maintenance and Management 

MEEN 626 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 

MEEN 722 Statistical Thermodynamics 



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MEEN731 

MEEN 732 
MEEN 733 
MEEN 737 



Fall 

AREN 750 
AREN715 
600/700 



Fall 

AREN 756 
600/700 



Conduction Heat Transfer 
Convection Heat Transfer 
Radiation Heat Transfer 
Solar Thermal Energy Systems 



Typical Plan of Study 
B.S.A.E. Degree Students 



Int. Bldg. Design I 3 

Research Methods 3 

Mathematics (minimum) 3 



First Year 

Credit Spring Credit 

3 AREN 752 Int. Bldg. Design II** 3 



600/700 Approved Elective 3 

AREN 753 Facility P.&P. Engr.** 3 



Facility Engr.** 
Approved Elective 



Second Year 

Credit Spring 

3 

3 



THESIS OPTION (30 credit hours): 
AREN 789 Thesis 



Credit 



AREN 789 Thesis 



PROJECT OPTION (33 credit hours): 
600/700 Approved Elective* 



600/700 Approved Elective 3 

AREN 788 Project 3 



COURSE OPTION (36 credit hours): 

600/700 Approved Elective 3 600/700 Approved Elective 3 

600/700 Approved Elective 3 600/700 Approved Elective 3 

* All elective courses must be approved by the student 's advisory committee. 
* * Substitutions of these courses is allowed with recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by the student 's 
graduate committee. 



Typical Plan of Study 
Non-B.S.A.E. Degree Students 

First Year 

Fall Credit Spring Credit 

AREN 750 DOM. ofBldgs. I 3++ AREN 652 

AREN 715 Research Methods 3 600/700 

600/700 ' Mathematics (minimum) 3 AREN 753 



Fall 

AREN 750 
AREN 756 



Int. Bldg. Design I 
Facility Engr.** 



Second Year 

Credit Spring 
3 AREN 752 

3 



OM. ofBldgs. II 3 

Approved Elective* 3 
Facility P.&P. Engr.** 3 



Credit 
Int. Bldg. Design II** 3 



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THESIS OPTION (30 credit hours): 

AREN789 Thesis 3 AREN 789 Thesis 3 

++ This is a required prerequisite for Non-B.S.A.E. degree students that will not count towards the Thesis 
option requirements but will affect the students grade point. 

PROJECT OPTION (33 credit hours): 

600/700 Approved Elective* 3 AREN 788 Project 3 

COURSE OPTION (36 credit hours): 

600/700 Approved Elective* 3 600/700 Approved Elective*3 

600/700 Approved Elective*3 

* All elective courses must be approved by the student 's advisory committee. 
** Substitutions of these courses is allowed with recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by the 
student 's graduate committee. 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

AREN-615. (625). Computer- Aided Building Design Credit 3(0-6) 

This course provides an introduction to the application of computer-aided drawing as an 
engineering tool. The student will learn how to use a micro computer to develop 2D pre- 
sentation drawings. Prerequisite: MATH 132, GEEN 102 or MATH 240. Corequisite: 
MEEN 335, Junior Standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-630. (602.) Advanced Structural Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

This course emphasizes the more complex concepts of structural analysis for determinate 
and indeterminate structural systems using both hand calculations and computer software. 
Prerequisite: AREN 325, and AREN 326 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-632. (604). Structural Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This couse will discuss building structural systems, their form and function. Preliminary 
design techniques will be presented and system evaluation techniques discussed. Issues 
such as loading types and magnitudes, form work, construction loads, and speed of con- 
struction will be addressed. Torsional analysis techniques and the concepts of flexible and 
rigid diaphragms will be presented. The portal and cantilever methods of approximate 
structural analysis will be presented. Computer-aided structural analysis and design will 
be introduced. Prerequisite: Senior standing and AREN 430 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-633. (561). Foundations & Soil Structures Credit 3(2-3) 

The student will study the origin and composition of soil structure. The course includes 
the flow of water through soils, capillary, and osmotic phenomena. Soil behavior under 
stress is studied along with compressibility and shear strength. The elements of the me- 
chanics of soil masses are studied with application to problems of bearing capacity of 
foundations, earth pressure on retaining walls, and stability of slopes. Prerequisite: AREN 
430 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-635. (471). Steel Structures I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 430 emphasizing the concepts of steel structural 
member behavior. The design of tension members, beam-columns, members in torsion, 
connections and base plates are presented. The design of composite members is intro- 
duced. Prerequisite: Senior standing and AREN 430 or consent of the instructor. 



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AREN-636. (481). Reinforced Concrete I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 430 emphasizing the concepts of reinforced con- 
crete theory. The design of doubly reinforced beams, continuous beams, and beam-col- 
umn behavior of concrete columns is addressed. Such topics as beam deflections and 
reinforcing bar bond stresses, and development lengths are also presented. Prerequisite: 
AREN 430 and Senior standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-639. (605). Masonry Design Credit 3(3-0) 

Concepts of reinforced masonry design are addressed. The properties of masonry materi- 
als will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical masonry components will 
be presented. Prerequisite: Senior standing and AREN 430 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-642. Lighting Applications I Credit 3(2-2) 

This course applies to the principles of lighting design to the engineering of lighting sys- 
tems. The course develops methodology for solving problems in both interior and exterior 
lighting. Prerequisite: AREN 442 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-645. Electrical Systems for Buildings II Credit 3(2-2) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 345. The course covers the design of safe and 
reliable electrical distribution systems for commercial and industrial buildings. The topics 
included are circuit protection, feeder and branch circuit design, and fault analysis. Pre- 
requisite: AREN 442, AREN 445, or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-650. Design, Operations & Maintenance of Buildings I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the fundamental knowledge related to structural, mechanical, and space 
enclosing building systems. The efficient operation and cost-effective maintenance of these 
building systems are investigated and evaluated to determine their impact on the manage- 
ment of a facility. This course introduces the facility engineer to the construction process, 
the structural systems, building envelope, interior enclosures, HVAC systems, fluid distri- 
bution, and other environmental systems that affect the efficient operation of a facility. 
This course is not open to BSAE students. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AREN-652. Design, Operations & Maintenance of Buildings II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the fundamental knowledge related to lighting/electrical, people move- 
ment in a facility, energy utilization and control, environmental safety, and security. The 
efficient operation and cost-effective maintenance of these building systems are investi- 
gated and evaluated to determine their impact on the management of a facility. This course 
introduces the facility engineer to the construction process, the lighting and electrical 
systems, vertical transportation, energy management, building environmental safety, ex- 
terior building environment, fire protection, and building security. Prerequisite: AREN 
650. 

AREN-654. (624). Facilities Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with long range and master planning for facilities including space fore- 
casting, project management, and post occupancy evaluation. Prerequisite: Senior stand- 
ing and AREN 430. Corequisites: AREN 585 or AREN 586 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN 657. Foodservice Facilities Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents an overview of restaurant design including the layout of the kitchen 
and kitchen equipment, the dining room, and ancillary areas. The major design emphasis 
is on energy efficient design of the HVAC system and the lighting. Prerequisites: AREN 
442, AREN 462, and Senior standing or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: AREN 
642 or AREN 662 or consent of the instructor. 



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AREN 662. (612.) HVAC Systems Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course addresses the design methodology, sizing, and selection techniques of pumps, 
fans, heat-exchangers, air washers, cooling towers and terminal units. Duct and pipe de- 
sign methods are covered. Primary and secondary hydronic systems are covered including 
system air-control techniques. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior stand- 
ing and AREN 462 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-670. (610). Energy and the Environment Credit 3(3-0) 

The course includes readings and discussions about energy, its origins, supply, transporta- 
tion, and use. The effect of fossil fuels on the environment and environmental protection 
regulations are discussed. Renewable energy and the impact of energy costs on economic 
growth are investigated. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-672. (61 1). Energy Conservation in Buildings Credit 3(3-0) 

The energy use patterns in schools and hospitals are studied in terms of the relevant IES 
and ASHRAE standards. The course presents the various utility rate structures energy 
auditing techniques along with the effect of operation and maintenance on the building 
energy use. Various retrofit options and computerized Energy Management Systems are 
investigated culminating in design projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing, AREN 361, 
AREN 442, and AREN 445 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-675. (573). Energy Management for Buildings Credit 3(3-0) 

This course involves the study of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources for build- 
ings, energy estimating methods (manual and automated) optimizing building enveloped 
design, comparative energy requirements for various HVAC systems. The students utilize 
the solar energy F-chart method, design of efficient lighting and electrical systems to 
solve design problems. Topics include energy management and control systems (EMCS) 
waste heat recovery, energy audit procedures for existing buildings, life cycle cost and 
techniques. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-682. (43 1). Architectural Design III Credit 3(0-6) 

This course presents a series of problems for study of space analysis, space organization, 
form and function. The student learns how to integrate the architectural and the structural 
components. The course introduces the student to computer-aided drafting and design. 
Prerequisites: AREN 483, MEEN 336, Senior standing, and Design Option approval. 
Corequisite: AREN 325. 

AREN-683. (620). Architectural Design IV Credit 3(0-6) 

This course presents an advanced series of problems for study of space analysis, space 
organization, form and function. The student applies the integration of design, construc- 
tion methods, and methods of the organization of structural components to a design project. 
Prerequisite: AREN 682. 

AREN-684. (622). City Planning and Urban Design Credit 3(1-4) 

This course looks at the history of city planning and urban design, general problems of 
city planning, and urban design-architectural space composition. The student studies re- 
gional and urban planning while investigating the scale of the plan for region and city 
presentations. The student looks at the relationships between the location of residential 
areas, industry, business and commerce. The design of the neighborhood unit is imple- 
mented. Prerequisite: Juniors enrolled in the program of the Transportation Institute and 
Architectural Engineering majors of Senior standing. Open to practicing design profes- 
sionals. 



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AREN-685. (660). Selected Topics Credit 3(max. Total 6) 

The course allows a student to select an engineering topic of interest to the student to 
investigate in depth. The topic will be selected by the student and the student will find a 
faculty advisor before the beginning of the semester. The topic must be pertinent to the 
program the student is enrolled in and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Con- 
sent of the instructor. 

AREN-686. (666). Special Projects Credit 3(max. Total 6) 

The student must select a project on a special engineering topic of interest to the student 
and a faculty member, who will act as an advisor. The project and scope of work must be 
agreed on by the student and the faculty advisor before the beginning of the semester. The 
project may be analytical and/or experimental and encourage independent thinking. The 
topic must be pertinent to the program the student is enrolled in and approved by the 
faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

AREN-687. Directed Readings Credit 3(max. Total 6) 

The student will select reading materials on an engineering topic of interest to the students 
and a faculty member, who will act as the advisor. The student must develop goals and 
objects for the course and submit a reading list and a plan for meeting the goals and 
objectives to the faculty member for approval prior to enrolling in the course. The student 
will work independently to complete the plan and the faculty advisor will act as the student's 
advisor for the course. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 
Graduate Students Only 

AREN-702. (724). Value Analysis in the Design and Construction 

of Buildings Credit 3(3-0) 

The students will make use of simulation and mathematical modeling as design analysis 
tools to minimize building life cycle costs. Structural systems, heating and air condition- 
ing systems, lighting and power, plumbing and fire protection systems are included as part 
of the analysis. Value engineering principals are presented as they apply to the design of 
buildings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-713. (731). Graduate Seminar. Credit 1(1-0) 

The course introduces the student to the procedures and expectations associated with earning 
a graduate degree. Research techniques are discussed and research topics are presented by 
the second-year graduate students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the 
instructor. 

AREN-715. Research Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents an overview of approaches to problem identification, data collection 
and analysis procedures for studying building systems and occupant responsiveness. Cov- 
ered topics will include: defining the problem and developing a testable hypothesis, tech- 
niques for identifying and collecting relevant information, selecting an appropriate re- 
search methodology, sensor characteristics and considerations, data structuring and analy- 
sis techniques, and presentation of results. Application of the Scientific Method to experi- 
mental procedures, computer simulation, analytical techniques, field studies and survey/ 
questionnaire development will be discussed. A basic presentation of statistical analysis 
techniques will also be covered. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. 



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AREN-726. (601). Reinforced Concrete II. Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 636 emphasizing the more complex concepts of 
reinforced concrete theory and their application to design. The analysis and design of 
special concrete structures will be addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 
636 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-727. (472). Structural Steel II Credit 3(3-0) 

The design of composite structures, built-up beams, portal frames, and gabled frames are 
presented. Also addressed are the concepts of limit and plastic design. Prerequisites: Gradu- 
ate standing and AREN 635 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-730. (606). Matrix Analysis of Structures Credit 3(3-0) 

This course reviews Matrix algebra; statically and kinematically indeterminate structures. 
The student is introduced to the flexibility and stiffness methods as it applies to beams, 
plane trusses and plane frames. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 630 or consent 
of the instructor. 

AREN-733. (603). Foundation Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will include subsoil investigations and design of foundations and other sub- 
structures. The student will study caisson design, cofferdam design, and methods of ground- 
water control construction. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 633 or consent of 
the instructor. 

AREN-736. (700). Advanced Reinforced Concrete Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 726 emphasizing the design of reinforced concrete 
structures. The analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures will be addressed. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 726 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-737. (706). Advanced Structural Steel Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN727 emphasizing the design of steel building struc- 
tures. The analysis and design of steel structures will be addressed. Prerequisites: Gradu- 
ate standing and AREN 727 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-738. (759). Advanced Foundation Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 633 emphasizing the design of foundations for 
building structures. The analysis and design of foundations will be addressed. Prerequi- 
sites: Graduate standing and AREN 633 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-739. (703). Wind and Earthquake Design Credit 3(3-0) 

The course applies the principles of structural dynamics to determine the response of 
buildings to earthquake and wind induced forces. The response spectra is used to evaluate 
earthquake forces on the building. The behavior of wind and the variation in wind velocity 
are studied with respect to topography and the building height above ground. The course 
also investigates the response of building components to hurricanes and tornadoes. Pre- 
requisites: Graduate standing and AREN 603. 

AREN-742. Illuminating Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

The course develops numerical methods and methodology for solving special problems in 
lighting. Topics include advanced numerical methods and lighting design for exterior appli- 
cations. The application and use of lighting energy codes and standards are applied to light- 
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AREN-750. (623). Integrated Building Design I Credit 3(0-6) 

The course involves the interdisciplinary design of a building project of significant size 
and complexity. The course includes the design development and concept development of 
a major building for the architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems. Com- 
puter programs are used to assist the students in program development, floor plan devel- 
opment, site plan development, and cost estimating. Building codes are revieWednesday 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-752. (732). Integrated Building Design II Credit 3(0-6) 

The course involves the interdisciplinary design of a building project of significant size 
and complexity. The course expands on the design developed in AREN 750. The student 
uses mathematical and computer-assisted techniques to design and analyze either the struc- 
tural, mechanical, or electrical system for the building. The work is presented in Contract 
Document for utilizing computer aided design and drawing software. The interface prob- 
lems encountered between architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems are 
investigated and resolved. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 750 or consent of 
the instructor. 

AREN-753. Building Facilities Planning and Project Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides an in-depth study of the skills needed to manage a project from start 
to finish. Covered topics include: value planning, user needs, owning vs. leasing vs. devel- 
oping, role playing, design development, design review, and implementation of plans. Project 
close-out, evaluation, and post-occupancy evaluation are also discussed, along with how 
to create a facility annual report. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AREN-754. (720). Facility Planning & Site Analysis. Credit 3(3-0) 

The course includes strategic and long-range planning concepts, environmental impact 
studies, population and growth projections. Accessibility, storm water retention, and eco- 
nomics are also discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-755. (721). Computer-Aided Project Management. Credit 3(0-6) 

This course uses computer-aided analysis and design in project scheduling, manpower 
forecasting, cash flow analysis, progress reports, billings and profitability analysis. The 
emphasis is on the application of micro-computers in the management of a small consult- 
ing firm. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-757. Foodservices Facilities Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents an overview of commercial and institutional foodservice design in- 
cluding the layout of the kitchen and kitchen equipment, the dining room, and ancillary 
areas. The major design emphasis is on energy efficient design of the HVAC system and 
the lighting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

AREN-762. (710). HVAC Systems Analysis & Simulation Credit 3(3-0) 

The course deals with the analysis of HVAC computer programs used to predict energy- 
use. Hour-by-hour simulation programs are compared with bin weather data programs for 
accuracy and care of use. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-765. (784). Advanced HVAC System Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with the HVAC design for complex facilities such as high rise office 
buildings, science laboratories, and/or hospitals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and con- 
sent of the instructor. 



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AREN-770. (712). Energy Management Planning Credit 3(3-0) 

The course presents concepts of energy management planning for multi-building com- 
plexes such as universities, hospitals, and schools. Topics include data collection and analy- 
sis, facility audits, on-site metering, and the review of maintenance records and utility 
bills. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-772. (71 1). Advanced Energy Conservation Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

The course includes advanced topics in energy conservation including thermal storage, 
district heating and cooling, waste heat recovery, and co-generation. Prerequisite: Gradu- 
ate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-778. (734). Energy & Maintenance Management Credit 3(3-0) 

The course deals with computerized energy accounting methodologies and computerized 
maintenance management methodologies. The students will apply computer programs to 
an actual building in order to obtain real-world experience in program application. Prereq- 
uisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-780. (723). Professional Practice and Labor Relations Credit 3(3-0) 

The course deals with the legal aspects of engineering consulting and commercial con- 
struction. Topics include contracts, employment standards, collective bargaining, resolv- 
ing labor disputes and the Occupational Safety & Health regulations. Prerequisite: Gradu- 
ate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-785. (789). Selected Topics Credit 3(max. Total 6) 

The course allows a student to select an engineering topic of interest to the student to 
investigate in depth. The topic will be selected by the student and a faculty advisor before 
the beginning of the semester. The topic must be pertinent to the program the student is 
enrolled in and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and con- 
sent of the instructor. 

AREN-786. Special Projects Credit 3(max. Total 6) 

The student must select a project on a special engineering topic of interest to the student 
and a faculty member, who will act as an advisor. The project and scope of work must be 
agreed on by the student and the faculty advisor before the beginning of the semester. The 
project may be analytical and/or experimental and encourage independence. The topic 
must be pertinent to the program the student is enrolled in and approved by the faculty 
advisor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-787. Directed Readings Credit 3(max. Total 6) 

The student will select reading materials on an engineering topic of interest to the students 
and a faculty member, who will act as the advisor. The student must develop goals and 
objects for the course and submit a reading list and a plan for meeting the goals and 
objectives to the faculty advisor for approval prior to enrolling in the course. The student 
will work independently to complete the plan and the faculty member will act as the student's 
advisor for the course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-792. Architectural Engineering Masters Seminar Credit 1(1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in architectural engineering and allied fields will be 
presented. Prerequisites: None 



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AREN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3(3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the 
student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the 
assignment. Prerequisites: None. 

AREN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credit 3(3-0) 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research 
will be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. Prerequi- 
sites: None. 

AREN-796. (776,788). Masters Project Credit 3(3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A 
written proposal, which outlines the nature of the project, must be submitted for approval. 
This course is only available to project option students. Permission of advisor required. 

AREN-797. (777,789). Masters Thesis Credit 3(3-0) 

Master of science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis 
committee chairperson leading to the completion of the master's thesis. This course is 
only available to thesis option students. Permission of advisor required. 



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Biology 

Joseph Whittaker, Chairperson 
102 Barnes Hall 

(336) 334-7907 
whittjoe@ncat.edu 

OBJECTIVES 

The Department's primary objective for the Master of Science degree program is to 
prepare students to enter doctoral programs and do research in academia, government or 
industry. In conjunction with that objective, this program will develop, through research 
experiences and other creative activities, independent thinking, creativity, critical judg- 
ment and personal integrity in the students participating in this program. With regard to 
specific skills, this program is designed to enhance the students ability to apply the scien- 
tific method in research, to design experiments, and to improve the student's proficiency 
in the verbal and written communication of research results in science. Finally, it is an 
objective of this program to enable its students to score at or above the 50 percentile on the 
GRE Advanced Test in Biology after the first year in residency in the program. 

The Department's primary objective for the Master of Science, Secondary Education 
with a concentration in biology degree program, is to prepare students who can effectively 
teach the fundamental concepts in biology to high school students. In conjunction with 
that objective this program is designed to produce students that can design and execute 
experimental research in biology. This program will also develop, through research expe- 
riences and other creative activities, independent thinking, creativity, critical judgment 
and personal integrity in the students participating in this program, particularly as they 
relate to the learning process in the classroom. The department will provide an environ- 
ment for teaching professionals to undertake advanced studies of the diverse array of bio- 
logical disciplines and gain a greater appreciation for the world of living things, our place 
among them, and the relationships between humans and the rest of the living environment. 
This program will also acquaint teaching professionals with the latest innovations and 
discoveries in biology. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Biology - Master of Science (30 semester hours including 6 hours of thesis 

research. Half of all hours must be at or above 
the 700 level.) 

Biology - Master of Science, Secondary Education, Concentration in Biology 

(30 semester hours of which 1 8 - 24 may be in 
Biology and 6 to 12 may be in Education. Half of 
all hours must be at or above the 700 level. There 
are two options in this degree program: thesis and 
non-thesis.) 



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This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The admission of students to both graduate degree programs in the Department of 
Biology is based upon the general admissions requirements of the University's School of 
Graduate Studies which are stated elsewhere in the Graduate Bulletin, as well as some 
specific Departmental requirements that are chosen to assure the success of students ad- 
mitted to the graduate programs in the Department. A student wishing to be accepted as a 
candidate to either of these two degree programs must have completed, on the undergradu- 
ate level, chemistry through organic II, one year of calculus, one year of physics (calculus- 
based physics is preferred) and courses in cellular and molecular biology. Some students 
lacking these requirements may be given provisional admission and required to success- 
fully complete some or all of these courses before being admitted to candidacy. Applicants 
who submit transcripts from foreign institutions must provide credentials verified by a 
United States-based transcript verification service. Additional departmental requirements 
specific to the two degree programs are listed under the headings for those two programs 
below. Application deadlines for Fall and Spring semester admissions are July 1 5th and 
November 15th, respectively. The student is advised to read the Graduate Bulletin very 
carefully for additional graduate school requirements for admission to candidacy for a 
degree as well as other departmental requirements. 

BIOLOGY - MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM 

In addition to the general program requirements listed above, students in this degree 
program must take 6 semester hours of thesis research (BIOL 862 and 863) under the 
supervision of a thesis advisor approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Students in 
this program must also obtain credit for 2 semester hours of seminar (BIOL 70 1 and 702) 
and 5 credit hours of biochemistry (CHEM 651 and 652). In addition the student must: 

1 . Complete a minimum of 1 7 additional semester hours bringing the total to 30 semester 
hours. Courses for graduate credit in Biology may be selected from Biology courses at 
the 600 - 800 levels. It should be noted that half of all hours must be from courses at or 
above the 700 level. 

2. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average. 

3. Participate in the Departmental Seminar Series. 

4. Submit GRE (Aptitude Test and Advanced Test in Biology) scores to the Graduate 
School Office before admission to the final comprehensive examination can be granted. 

5. Have at least one academic year of residence at A&T 

6. Satisfactorily complete an examination in a foreign language. 

7. Pass a final comprehensive examination in Biology. To sit for this examination the 
student must have a grade point average of 3.00 or greater and must have completed, 



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or be currently enrolled in, all required and/or elective courses. The comprehensive 
examination will be offered once annually at a time selected by the Department but no 
earlier than the third week in March. 

8. Satisfactorily present and defend the thesis. 



BIOLOGY - MASTER OF SCIENCE, SECONDARY EDUCATIONWITH 
CONCENTRATION IN BIOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM 

This program has two options. The Thesis Option requires 6 semester hours of thesis 
research (either BIOL 862 and 863 or 6 hours of CUIN 791) under the supervision of a 
thesis advisor approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. 

The Non- thesis Option does not require a thesis. Both options require a minimum of 2 
semester hours of seminar (either BIOL 701 and 702 or CUIN 790). In addition the stu- 
dent must: 

1 . Complete a minimum of 22 additional semester hours bringing the total to 30 semester 
hours. For both the Thesis and Non-thesis Options, 18 to 24 hours may be in Biology 
and 6 to 12 may be in Education. Courses for graduate credit in Biology may come 
from Biology courses at the 600 - 800 levels. For both options, however, half of all 
hours must be at or above the 700 level. 

2. Submit GRE (Aptitude Test and Advanced Test in Biology) scores to the Graduate 
School before admission to the final comprehensive examination can be granted. 

3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average. 

4. Have at least one academic year of residence at A&T.5. 

5 . Pass final comprehensive examinations in both Education and Biology. To sit for these 
examinations the student must have a grade point average of 3.00 or greater. To sit for 
the Biology comprehensive examination the student must also have completed, or be 
currently enrolled in, all required and/or elective courses in Biology. The Biology com- 
prehensive examination will be offered once annually at a time selected by the Depart- 
ment but no earlier than the third week in March. 

6. Hold or be qualified to hold a Class A Teaching Certificate in Biology. 

7. In the Thesis Option, satisfactorily present and defend the thesis. 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN BIOLOGY 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

BIOL-610. Prokaryotic Biology Credit 3(3-0) 

A survey of the taxonomy, classification, ultrastructure, reproduction, physiology, and 
ecology of selected bacteria and bacteriophages. The laboratory will emphasize self in- 
struction and independent study. Prerequisites: Biology 200 or 221; Biology 466. 
BIOL-620. Food Microbiology Credit 4(2-4) 

A survey of selected topics in food microbiology. Approximately one-third of the course 
will cover the metabolic pathways, organisms and processes involved with food produc- 
tion from fermented dairy products, vegetables, fruits and meats. Food spoilage, preserva- 



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tion, infection, and intoxification will also be discussed. The laboratory will introduce 
students to the microorganisms involved with food production and spoilage. Prerequi- 
sites: Biology 200 or 22 1 . 

BIOL-62 1 . Soil Microbiology Credit 4(2-4) 

An introduction to the role of soil microorganisms in soil fertility. The activity of nitrogen- 
fixing bacteria and those involved in the decomposition of organic waste materials will be 
emphasized. The laboratory will introduce students to the enumeration, distribution, and 
characterization of microorganisms important to soil microbiology. Prerequisites: Biol- 
ogy 200 or 221. 

BIOL-630. Molecular Genetics Credit 3(3-0) 

DNA and RNA structure, function and processing in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. 
Various aspects of recombinant DNA technology will be examined. Prerequisites: Biol- 
ogy 201 and 466. 

BIOL-63 1 . Endocrine Physiology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course would provide a basic introduction to endocrine function and include recent 
advances in the field of endocrinology. Emphasis will be placed on general aspects of 
endocrine physiology, the organization of the endocrine system, mechanisms of hormone 
action, and control of endocrine secretion. Prerequisites: Biology 201 and 462. 
BIOL-642. Special Problems in Biology Credit 3(2-2) 

Research projects on specific problems in biology for advanced students. Prerequisites: 
Biology 462 or 466 and permission of instructor. Prerequisites: Biology 462 or 466 and 
permission of instructor.BIOL-661. Mammalian Biology Credit 3(3-0)Srudy of the evo- 
lutionary history, classification, adaptation and variation of representative mammals. Pre- 
requisites: Biology 160 and 260. 

BIOL-665. Evolution Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will emphasize the genetics of populations and sources of genetic variation; 
causes of genetic change in populations including natural selection; speciation; and the 
evolutionary history of life on earth. Prerequisites: Biology 310 and 466. 
BIOL-667. Animal Physiology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will provide students with an understanding of the current state of animal 
physiology at the level of the whole organism and its component organs and organ sys- 
tems. Emphasis will be placed on function as it relates to survival of organisms in natural 
environments and on the regulation of homeostatic mechanisms. Topics would include 
metabolism, temperature regulation, reproductive mechanisms, circulation, gaseous ex- 
change, nutrient processing, osmoregulation and ionic balance. Prerequisites: Biology 1 60 
and 462. 

BIOL-671. Principles of Immunology Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of mammalian immune responses; particularly in humans. Special emphasis will 
be placed on the physiology, genetics, and regulation of immune responses. Interrelation- 
ships between nonspecific and specific immune reactions, humoral and cell-mediated 
immunity, effector cells, and diseases are also stressed; along with research and diagnostic 
methodologies. Prerequisites: Biology 221 and 466; Chemistry 221 and 222. 
BIOL-700. Environmental Biology Credit 3(3-0) 

The scientific study of man's living and non-living environment. The course emphasizes 
how our technologies and cultures impact the earth's ability to sustain both human civili- 
zation and the earth's biodiversity. Prerequisites: None. 



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BIOL-701 . Biological Seminar Credit 2(2-0) 

Faculty will present lectures on their research areas to acquaint students with research 
opportunities in the department. Prerequisites: None. 

BIOL-702. Biological Seminar Credit 2(2-0) 

Oral and written presentations by students on special topics and recent advances in the 
field of Biology. Strategies for writing a thesis will be discussed, and the preparation by 
students of a short proposal for thesis research will be encouraged. Prerequisites: None. 
BIOL-703. Experimental Methods in Biology Credit 4(2-4) 

An introduction to the scientific method, basic techniques, and equipment used in experi- 
mental research in Biology. The course will provide a foundation for enabling students to 
initiate and conduct independent research. Prerequisites: None. 

BIOL-704. Cell and Molecular Biology Credit 3(3-0) 

A course that integrates the most recent advances in molecular biology of structure and 
function in cells. Prerequisites: Biology 462. 

BIOL-739. Radio-isotope Techniques and Radiotracer Methods Credit 4(2-4) 
The techniques employed in the handling and measurement of radio-isotopes and their use 
as tracer agents in biological investigations. 

BIOL-740. Essentials of Plant Anatomy Credit 3(2-2) 

A study of the growth, development and organization of roots, stems, leaves, and repro- 
ductive organs of higher plants. Lectures, discussions, field trips, and the laboratories are 
employed in the presentation of this course. 

BIOL-74 1 . Applied Plant Ecology Credit 3(2-3) 

A study of the relation's of plants of their environment with emphasis on climate and soil 
factors influencing their structure, behavior and distribution. Prerequisite: Biology 640, 
740, or equivalent. 

BIOL-742. Physiology of Vascular Plants Credit 3(2-2) 

Selected topics on the physiology of higher plants. Relationships of light quality, intensity, 
and periodicity to plant growth and reproduction: photosynthesis and photopheriodism. 
Chemical control of growth and reproduction, and the general aspect of plant metabolism. 
Lectures, conferences, laboratory work and field studies of higher plant ecology. 
BIOL-743. Development Plant Morphology Credit 3(2-2) 

Growth and differentiation from a cellular viewpoint with emphasis on quantitative de- 
scription and experimental study of development phenomena. 

BIOL-744. Plant Nutrition Credit 3(2-2) 

A study of the subcellular organization of plants, inorganic and organic metabolism and 
respiration. 

Biol-749. Recent Advances in Cell Biology Credit 3(3-0) 

A course designed to present recent trends concerning functions of organized cellular and 
sub-cellular systems. Current research as it relates to the molecular and fine structure 
basis of cell function, replication, and differentiation will be discussed. 
Biol-750. Microscopy Technique Credit 3(1-4) 

This course is designed to develop the skills required to prepare cells, tissue, and organs 
for microscopic observation and study. Lectures will emphasize central concepts in mi- 
croscopy. Prerequisites: Biology 201 and 462. Biology 465 is recommended. 



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BIOL-759. Experimental Developmental Biology Credit 3(1-4) 

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding and appreciation 
of experimentation and experimental results in the area of developmental biology. Labora- 
tory projects are experimental studies aimed at encouraging the reading and understand- 
ing of research papers in the literature Prerequisite: Biology 561 or graduate standing. 
BIOL-765. Introductory Experimental Zoology Credit 3(2-2) 

Studies of fertilization, breeding habits, regeneration, growth and differentiation of cer- 
tain invertebrates and vertebrates from the experimental approach. Emphasis will be placed 
on laboratory procedures on the frog and the chick. 

Biol-780. Animal Physiological Ecology Credit 3(3-0) 

An introduction to the physiological adaptations of individuals that enable them to make 
the internal adjustments necessary to grow and reproduce in changing environments. This 
course will emphasize the physiological strategies for nutrient acquisition, gaseous ex- 
change, water and ion balance, and thermal tolerance. Prerequisites: Biology 310 and 462. 
Biol-862. Biology Thesis I Credit 3(3-0) 

Master's level research in biology. Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor 
BIOL-863. Biology Thesis II Credit 3(3-0) 

Master's level research in biology. Prerequisite: Biology 862 and consent of advisor. 



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Chemical Engineering 



Franklin G. King, Department Chairperson 

Yusuf Adewuyi, Graduate Program Coordinator 

Department of Chemical Engineering 

341 McNair Building 

Greensboro, NC 27411 

Tel: (336) 334-7564 

Fax: (336) 334-7904 

king@ncat.edu 
adewuyi @nc at . edu 



OBJECTIVE 

The objective of the graduate program in Chemical Engineering is to provide advanced 
level study in chemical engineering. The program will serve as preparation for further 
advanced study at the doctoral level or for advanced chemical engineering practice in 
industry. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) 



GENERAL AND DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants to MSChE program must have earned a bachelor's degree from a four- 
year college. Students that meet this requirement may be admitted to the graduate school. 
Applicants are admitted without discrimination of race, color, creed, sex, religion or na- 
tional origin. Applicants may be admitted to graduate studies unconditionally, provision- 
ally, or as special students. Unconditional admission to the Master of Science in Engineer- 
ing Program with Chemical Engineering option will be granted to graduates of ABET 
accredited chemical engineering programs who have attained a minimum of a 3.0 Grade 
Point Average on their overall undergraduate program of study. Provisional admission may 
be granted to persons with other qualifications. Applicants for provisional admission will 
be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

A student admitted provisionally is required to meet with the CHEN Graduate Pro- 
gram Coordinator to develop a list of undergraduate courses that must be taken to elimi- 
nate deficiencies in the undergraduate transcript. All provisionally admitted students must 
earn a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on the first nine graduate course credits they 
complete. In addition, a "B" grade point average must be earned on all non-credit under- 
graduate courses, if any, required as a condition of admission. In addition to these provi- 
sions, other conditions may be imposed on a case by case basis as approved by the Gradu- 
ate School. 

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program consists of three distinct 
options, a thesis option, a project option and a course work option. Requirements for each 
of the options are given below: 



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Option Semester Hours Required 

Thesis 24 Credits of Courses and 6 Credits of Thesis 

Project 30 Credits of Courses and 3 Credits of MS Project 

Course Work 33 Credits of Courses 

All students pursuing any of the MSChE options must complete four (4) courses from 
the MSChE core courses. In addition, students must enroll in MSChE seminar each se- 
mester. Seminar credits do not count toward graduation requirements. The four (4) core 
courses must be selected from the following list: 

Number Course Credit 

CHEN 620 Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis 3(3-0) 

CHEN 630 Transport Phenomena I 3(3-0) 

CHEN 7 1 Transport Phenomena II 3(3-0) 

CHEN 720 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 3(3-0) 

CHEN 750 Separation Processes 3(3-0) 

CHEN 760 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3(3-0) 

Thesis Option: All students enrolled in this program must take six credit hours of 
thesis and twenty four credit hours of courses. Of the twenty-four credit hours of courses, 
at least nine credit hours of courses must be at 700 level. Four courses (12 credit hours) 
from MSChE core courses list. With the approval of the thesis advisor, a student may take 
nine credit hours of graduate courses from outside the CHEN Department in the areas of 
Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Thesis option students must pass an oral, public 
defense of their work. The defense is evaluated by a committee of three faculty who are 
appointed by the thesis advisor and the CHEN Graduate Program Coordinator. The de- 
fense committee serves as a professional review of the quality of the student's work and, in 
conjunction with the academic advisor, assists the student in the research work required 
for the thesis. An affirmative vote by a majority of the committee after the defense is 
necessary for the student to pass. No comprehensive course exam is required. 

Project Option: This option requires 30 credits of course work and 3 credits of project 
work (CHEN 796). The advisor and student select a suitable project of mutual interest to 
both. No formal advisory committee is required for the option. The project option may 
interest those who wish to investigate a specific problem and write a technical report. Of 
the thirty credit hours of courses, at least twelve credit hours of courses must be at 700 
level. Students must take four courses (12 credit hours) from the MSChE core courses. 
With the approval of the MSChE Graduate Program Coordinator and/or project advisor, a 
student may take nine credit hours of graduate courses from outside the CHEN Depart- 
ment. In lieu of a final comprehensive examination, project option students must pass a 
public, oral defense of their project. The defense is evaluated by a committee of three 
faculty who are appointed by the project advisor and the CHEN Graduate Program Coor- 
dinator. One of the committee members will be the student's advisor. The defense is evalu- 
ated by a committee of three faculty who are appointed by the project advisor and the 
CHEN Graduate Program Coordinator. One of the committee members will be the studentis 
advisor. The defense committee serves as a professional review of the quality of the studentis 
work and, in conjunction with the academic advisor, assists the student in the research 
work required for the thesis. An affirmative vote by a majority of the committee after the 
defense is necessary for the student to pass. No comprehensive course exam is required. 

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Course Work Option: This option requires 33 credits of course work approved by the 
advisor and MSChE program coordinator. Of the thirty-three credit hours of courses, at 
least fifteen credit hours of courses must be at 700 level and must take four courses (12 
credit hours) from the MSChE core courses. With the approval of the MSChE Graduate 
Program Coordinator, a student may take nine credit hours of graduate courses from out- 
side the CHEN Department. No formal advisory committee is needed, but the student 
must select an advisor. Students wishing to receive advanced training without an interest 
in solving a publishable problem or in writing a technical report will be attracted to this 
option. Students in this option must pass a written comprehensive examination. The ex- 
amination follows the general course material of the student and set by 3 or more examin- 
ers selected by the CHEN Graduate Program Coordinator, one shall be the advisor. The 
student must satisfy the majority of examiners to pass the comprehensive examination. 
The examination is given during the student's final semester. 



Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 
Title 



Course Title Credits (Lee-Lab) 

CHEN 600 Advanced Process Control 3(3-0 

CHEN 605 Biochemical Engineering 3(3-0 

CHEN 608 Bioseparations 3(3-0 

CHEN 615 Fuels and Petrochemicals 3(3-0 

CHEN 618 Air Pollution Control 3(3-0 

CHEN 620 Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis 3(3-0 

CHEN 622 Pollution Prevention 3(3-0 

CHEN 625 Basic Food Process Engineering 3(3-0 

CHEN 630 Transport Phenomena 3(3-0 

CHEN 635 Mixing Processes and Equipment Scale-up 3(3-0 

CHEN 640 Computer Aided Process Design 3(3-0 

CHEN 645 Environmental Remediation 3(3-0 

CHEN 660 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Var. 1-3 

CHEN 666 Special Projects in Chemical Engineering Var. 1-3 

CHEN 710 Transport Phenomena II 3(3-0 

CHEN 720 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 3(3-0 

CHEN 730 Advanced Biochemical Engineering 3(3-0 

CHEN 740 Advanced Chemical Process Design 3(3-0 

CHEN 750 Separation Processes 3(3-0 

CHEN 760 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics3(3-0) 

CHEN 786 Special Chemical Engineering Project 3(3-0 

CHEN 789 Special Topics 3(3-0 

CHEN 792 Chemical Engineering Masters Seminar 1(1-0 

CHEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 3(3-0 

CHEN 794 Masters Supervised Research 3(3-0 

CHEN 796 Masters Project 3(3-0 

CHEN 797 Masters Thesis 3(3-0 



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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COURES AND DESCRIPTIONS 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE/ADVANCED 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 

CHEN-600 Advanced Process Control Credits 3 

The course covers advanced methods for controlling chemical processes: adaptive con- 
trol, feed forward control, cascade control, multivariable control, multi-loop control, 
decoupling, and deadtime compensation. Emphasis is placed on computer design. 
(DEMAND) 

CHEN-605 Biochemical Engineering Credits 3 

The course covers basic phenomena involved in biological systems, biochemical reaction 
systems, microbiology, and biological processes. Application of engineering methods to 
the design and control of biological systems. Biochemical production of industrial chemi- 
cals. Biological waste treatment. Immobilized enzyme technology. (Fall) 

CHEN-608 Bioseparations Credits 3 

The course is an introduction to the separation and purification of biochemicals. Separa- 
tion processes are characterized as primarily removal of insolubles, isolation of products, 
purification or polishing. Processes covered include filtration, centrifugation, cell disrup- 
tion, extraction, absorption, elution chromatography, precipitation, ultrafiltration, electro- 
phoresis and crystallization. Students are required to complete a design project on a 
bioseparation process. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-615 Fuels and Petrochemicals Credits 3 

Topics important to the production of fuels are covered. Topics include extraction and 
processing of fossil fuels, synfuels, and fuels from renewable resources. Topics also in- 
clude distillation, refining, fermentation, catalytic reactions, and removal of undesirable 
by-products. The design of fuel processes include emphasis on economic and environ- 
mental impact. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-618 Air Pollution Control Credits 3 

The economic, social and health implications of air pollution and its control are covered. 
To understand the problems better, the sources, types and characteristics of man-made air 
pollutants will be discussed. The course will review some of the main regulations and 
engineering alternatives for achieving different levels of control. An air pollution control 
system will be designed. (Course is to be cross referenced with CIEN 6 1 8) (DEMAND) 

CHEN-620 Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis Credits 3 

Solution of chemical engineering problems by advanced mathematical techniques. Solu- 
tion of uncoupled and coupled momentum, heat and mass transfer problems. Solution of 
linearized dynamic equations representing staged operations by matrix analysis. Advanced 
design and optimization of chemical processes. (Fall) 

CHEN-622 Pollution Prevention Credits 3 

The concept of pollution prevention and its application through industrial ecology, risk 
assessment and life-cycle assessment methodologies are covered. Topics include pollution 
prevention at the macroscale (industrial sector), mesocale (unit operations), and microscale 
(molecular interactions). A process involving membrane separation steps will be designed 
and analyzed. (DEMAND) 



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CHEN-625 Basic Food Process Engineering Credits 3 

This course covers basic food processing topics including food preparation operations. 
Topics included are slurry flow, processing operations, microbology and health hazards, 
diseases and medicines, and their effects on humans. (Fall) 

CHEN-630 Transport Phenomena Credits 3 

A unified approach to momentum, energy, and mass transfer with emphasis on the micro- 
scopic approach. Development of the differential transport balances. Applications in solv- 
ing simple chemical process problems. (Fall) 

CHEN-635 Mixing Processes and Equipment Scale-up Credits 3 

The courses covers practical design concepts of mixing and multi phase processing in 
agitated tanks. Strategies for increasing plant throughput, improving contacting and mix- 
ing and selecting equipment will be given. This course provides information on: 1 ) judg- 
ing the level of difficulty of a mixing process; 2) using practical elements of laminar, 
transitional and turbulent mixing; 3) mixing times and 4) increasing throughput for all 
types of systems and power. The course treats jet mixing, gas sparged mixing and me- 
chanical mixing. The course provides basic concepts on using pilot plant studies for pro- 
cess translation and scale- up. (Spring) 

CHEN-640 Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design Credits 3 

The development and use of computer-aided models for process equipment design is 
stressed. Model results are compared with the ASPEN PLUS simulation package. Stu- 
dents study the Interrelationships between design and process variables using computer 
simulation. Optimization methods are applied to chemical process design. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-645 Environmental Remediation Credits 3 

The course introduces students to traditional and developmental methods for removal and 
detoxification of hazardous wastes at contaminated sites and from industrial waste streams. 
Chemical, thermal, biological and physical methods of remediation are covered. The course 
deals with hazardous wastes in soils, groundwater, surface water, wastewater ponds and 
tanks. The emphasis is on destruction, removal and containment methods using math- 
ematical models for contaminate fate and transport. Recent advances in emerging tech- 
nologies are also discussed. Each student will complete an environmental remediation 
design project. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-660 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Credits 3 

Topics covered include selected chemical engineering topics of interest to students and 
faculty. The topics will be selected before the beginning of the course and will be pertinent 
to the programs of the students enrolled. (DEMAND) 

CHEN 666 Special Projects in Chemical Engineering Credits 3 

Study arranged on a special chemical engineering topic of interest to both student and 
faculty member, who will act as supervisor. Topics may be analytical and /or experimental 
and should encourage independent study. (Fall, Spring) 

CHEN-710 Transport Phenomena II Credits 3 

This course is an advanced treatment of the mechanisms of momentum, heat and mass 
transport. Emphasis is on methods of solution of transport problems for coupled systems 
where two or more transport processes interact. Other topics include Non-Newtonian Flow, 
Boundary Layer Theory, and the Analysis and solution of transport problems of signifi- 
cance in chemical processes. (DEMAND) 



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CHEN-720 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering Credits 3 

This course includes an advanced treatment of chemical reaction engineering including 
effect of non-ideal flow and fluid mixing on reactor design, as well as multi-phase reaction 
system and heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic kinetics. (Fall) 

CHEN-730 Advanced Biochemical Engineering Credits 3 

This course is the study of advanced topics in biochemical engineering and enzyme engi- 
neering, highlighting research trends. Modeling and optimization of biochemical systems 
are also covered, as well as the design and analysis of enzyme reactors and the use of 
enzymes in industrial, environmental and medical applications. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-740 Advanced Chemical Process Design Credits 3 

Topics in advanced conceptual process engineering such as process analysis, process syn- 
thesis and process optimization are covered. Specific topics include: flowsheeting, design 
variable selection, computational algorithm formulation, separation sequences, heat ex- 
changer networks, recycle-purge processes, process design and simulation software de- 
velopment, including physical and thermodynamic properties packages. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-750 Separation Processes Credits 3 

Differential and equilibrium stage operations involving non-isothermal and multi-compo- 
nent systems are covered. Other topics covered include simultaneous mass transfer and 
chemical reaction and dispersion effects. Applications to operations such as absorption, 
extraction, chromatography, distillation, ion exchange, and membrane separation are also 
studied. (Spring) 

CHEN-760 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Credits 3 

This is an advanced course covering topics in molecular thermodynamics of fluid phase 
equilibria. Statistical thermodynamics and thermodynamics of nonequilibrium processes 
are introduced. (Spring) 

CHEN-786 Special Chemical Engineering Project Credits 3 

The course is intended for students who want to complete an analytical or experimental 
project of interest to the student and instructor. The course may be completed by Project 
Option students, but does not substitute for Masters project. (Fall, Spring) 

CHEN-789 Special Topics Credits 3 

A course design to allow the introduction of potential new courses on a trial basis or 
offering of special course topics on a once only basis. The course may be offered to indi- 
viduals or groups of students. A definite topic and the title must be agreed upon by the 
advisor before the student registers for the course. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-792 Masters Seminar Credits 1 

This course provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of selected topics of 
interest to chemical engineers such as faculty research interests, communication, safety, 
job prospects and research results. (Fall, Spring) 

CHEN-793 Masters Supervised Teaching Credits 3 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of a faculty member who 
assists the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observes and provides feed- 
back to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluates the student upon comple- 
tion of the assignment. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-794 Masters Supervised Research Credits 3 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research 
will be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. (DEMAND) 

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CHEN-796 MS Chemical Engineering Project Credits 3 

This is an independent, analytical or experimental project involving research or design in 
an area of interest to the instructor and the student. This course must be completed by, and 
only by, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) project option students. A 
written proposal must be submitted to outline the project. A written report and an oral 
defense are required. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 

CHEN-797 Masters Thesis Credits 3 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis 
committee chairperson leading to the completion of the masters thesis. The course is only 
available to thesis option students. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 



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Chemistry 

Alex N. Williamson, Chairperson 

Room 1 1 6, Hines Hall 

(336) 334-7601 

alex@ncat.edu 



The objectives of the Graduate Division in Chemistry are to provide the theoretical 
and experimental training experiences necessary for those students pursuing a Master of 
Science degree in Chemistry. The Department also offers special courses that may be used 
for teacher renewal certificates. 



DEGREES OFFERED 

Chemistry - Master of Science 

Education with Concentration in Chemistry - Master of Science 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the Graduate School under one of the following options: 

1 . Unconditional admission 

2. Provisional admission 

3. Special student 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to a degree program requires the following: 

1 . Baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution 

2. An undergraduate major in chemistry that includes one year of physical chemistry and 
one year of differential and integral calculus. 

M.S. in Chemistry: 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a 
Master of Science Degree in Chemistry, the student must complete the following: 
1 . Required Courses 

Chemistry 711 — Structural Inorganic Chemistry 

Chemistry 722 — Advanced Organic Chemistry 

Chemistry 743 — Chemical Thermodynamics 

Chemistry 701 — Seminar 

Chemistry 732 — Advanced Analytical Chemistry 

Chemistry 799 — Thesis Research 



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Chemistry 702 — Chemical Research 
(A maximum of 9 hrs. may be earned in 702) 
2. Other Requirements 

a. 2-9 s.h. in electives 

b. Satisfactory completion of an examination in foreign language or computer 
language. 

c. Satisfactory presentation and defense of a thesis. 

d. One academic year of residence at A&T 

M.S. in Education with concentration in Chemistry: 
Non-Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a Master 
of Science Degree in Education, the student must complete the following: 

1. Chemistry 711, 722, 732, 743 and 701 

2. Nine additional semester hours in Chemistry, including a special problems course 
in Inorganic, Analytical, Organic, or Physical Chemistry 

3. Two hours of electives 

Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a 
Master of Science Degree in Education, the student must complete the following: 

1. Chemistry 711, 722, 732, 743 and 701 

2. A Thesis in Education 

3. Nine hours of electives 

COURSES FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES AND 
GRADUATES 



Course 

CHEM610 
CHEM611 
CHEM621 
CHEM 624 
CHEM631 
CHEM 641 
CHEM 642 
CHEM 643 
CHEM 651 
CHEM 652 



Description 

Inorganic Synthesis 

Advanced Inorganic 

Intermediate Organic Chemistry 

Qualitative Organic Chemistry 

Electroanalytical Chemistry 

Radiochemistry 

Radioisotope Techniques and Application 

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 

General Biochemistry 

General Biochemistry Lab 



Credit 

2 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
2 
4 
3 
2 



(Inorganic) 
CHEM 711 
CHEM 716 
(Organic) 
CHEM 721 
CHEM 722 
CHEM 723 



GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

Structural Inorganic Chemistry 
Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 

Elements of Organic Chemistry 
Advanced Organic Chemistry 
Organic Chemistry 



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CHEM 726 
CHEM 727 
(Biochemistry) 
CHEM 756 
(Analytical Chemistry) 
CHEM 731 
CHEM 732 
CHEM 736 
(Physical Chemistry) 
CHEM 741 
CHEM 742 
CHEM 743 
CHEM 744 
CHEM 746 
CHEM 748 
CHEM 749 



CHEM 701 
CHEM 702 
CHEM 715 
CHEM 725 
CHEM 735 
CHEM 745 
CHEM 755 



CHEM 663 
CHEM 664 
CHEM765 
CHEM 766 
CHEM 767 
CHEM 768 



Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 3 

Organic Preparations 1-2 

Selected Topics in Biochemistry 3 

Modern Analytical Chemistry 3 

Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3 

Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3 

Principles of Physical Chemistry I 3 

Principles of Physical Chemistry II 3 

Chemical Thermodynamics 3 

Chemical Spectroscopy 3 

Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 3 

Collaid Chemistry 2 

Chemical Kinetics 2 

RESEARCH AND SPECIAL TOPICS 

Seminar 1 

Chemical Research 2-5 

Special Problems in Inorganic Chemistry 1 

Special Problems in Organic Chemistry 1 

Special Problems in Analytical Chemistry 1 

Special Problems in Physical Chemistry 1 

Special Problems in Biochemistry 1 

CHEMICAL INSTRUCTION 

Selected Topics in Chemistry INSTRUCTION I 1 

Selected Topics in Chemistry INSTRUCTION II 1 

Special Problems in Chemistry INSTRUCTION I 3 

Special Problems in Chemistry INSTRUCTION II 3 

Special Problems in Chemistry INSTRUCTION III 3 

Special Problems in Chemistry IV 3 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN CHEMISTRY 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

CHEM-610. Inorganic Synthesis Credit 2(1-3) 

Discussion of theoretical principles of synthesis and development of manipulative skills 
in the synthesis of inorganic substances. Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry; one 
semester of quantitative analysis. 

CHEM-61 1. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A course in the theoretical approach to the systematization of inorganic chemistry. Prereq- 
uisite: Chemistry 442. 

CHEM-62 1 . Intermediate Organic Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

An in-depth examination of various organic mechanisms, reactions, structures, and kinet- 
ics. Prerequisite: Chemistry 222. 



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CHEM-624. Qualitative Organic Chemistry* Credit 5(3-6) 

A course in the systematic identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: One year of 

Organic Chemistry. 

CHEM-631. Electroanalytical Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the theory and practice of polarography chronopotentionmetry, potential sweep 
chronoampereometry and electrodeposition. The theory of diffusion and electrode kinet- 
ics will also be discussed along with the factors that influence rate processes, the double 
layer, absorption and catalytic reactions. Prerequisite: Chemistry 431 or equivalent. 
CHEM-641. Radiochemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the fundamental concepts, processes, and applications of nuclear chemistry, 
including natural and artificial radioactivity, sources, and chemistry of the radioelements. 
Open to advanced majors and others with sufficient background in chemistry and physics. 
Prerequisites: Chemistry 442 or Physics 406. 

CHEM-642. Radioisotope Techniques and Applications Credit 2(1-3) 

The techniques of measuring and handling radioisotopes and their use in chemistry, biology, 
and other fields. Open to majors and non-majors. Prerequisite: Chemistry 102 or 105 or 107. 
CHEM-643. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics Credit 4(4-0) 

Non-relativistic wave mechanics and its application to simple systems of means of the operator 
formulation. Prerequisites: Chemistry 442 and Physics 222. Corequisite: Mathematics 300. 
CHEM-651. General Biochemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of modern biochemistry. The course emphasizes chemical kinetics and energetics 
associated with biological reactions and includes a study of carbohydrates, lipids, pro- 
teins, vitamins, nucleic acids, hormones, photosynthesis, and respiration. Prerequisites: 
Chemistry 43 1 and 442. 

CHEM-652. General Biochemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a companion laboratory to Chemistry 65 1 . Experimentation will include isolation 
and characterization of biochemical substances as well as studies of physical properties. 
Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques including high performance liquid 
chromatography, electrophoresis, and centrifugation. Corequisite: Chemistry 65 1 . Prereq- 
uisites: Chemistry 432 and 444. 

* Students are required to purchase supplemental materials for this course. 

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-71 1. Structural Inorganic Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the stereochemistry and electronic properties of inorganic substances. Emphasis will 
be placed upon applications of group theory and upon spectroscopic and physical methods. 
CHEM-716. Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics of Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 61 1 
or permission of the instructor. 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-721. Elements of Organic Chemistry Credit 3(2-3) 

A systematic study of the classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds and individual 
examples of each. Structure, nomenclature, synthesis, and characteristic reactions will be 



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considered. Illustration of the familiarity of organic substances in everyday life will be 
included. In the laboratory, preparation and characterization reactions will be performed. 
CHEM-722. Advanced Organic Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

Recent developments in the areas of structural theory, stereochemistry, molecular rear- 
rangement and mechanism of reactions of selected classes of organic compounds. Prereq- 
uisite: One year of Organic Chemistry or Chemistry 721. 

CHEM-723. Organic Chemistry Credit 2(2-0) 

An advanced treatment of organic reactions designed to give the students a working knowl- 
edge of the scope and limitations of the important synthetic methods of Organic Chemis- 
try. Prerequisite: Chemistry 722. 

CHEM 726. Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Organic Chemistry. 

CHEM 727. Organic Preparations Credit 1-2(0-2 to 4) 

An advanced laboratory course. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and purification of 
more complex organic compounds. Prerequisite: One year of Organic Chemistry. 

BIOCHEMISTRY 

Graduate 

CHEM-756. Selected Topics in Biochemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Biochemistry. 

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 

Graduate 

CHEM-731. Modern Analytical Chemistry Credit 3(2-3) 

The theoretical bases of Analytical Chemistry are presented in detail. In the laboratory, 
these principles, together with a knowledge of chemical properties, are used to identify 
substances and estimate quantities in unknown samples. 

CHEM-732. Advanced Analytical Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A lecture course in which the theoretical bases of Analytical Chemistry and their applica- 
tion in analysis will be reviewed with greater depth than is possible in the customary 
undergraduate courses. Equilibrium processes, including proton and electron transfer re- 
actions and matter-energy interactions, will be considered. Prerequisite: One year of Ana- 
lytical Chemistry or Chemistry 73 1 . 

CHEM-736. Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Analytical Chemistry. 

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 

Graduate 

CHEM-741. Principles of Physical Chemistry I Credit 3(3-0) 

A review of the fundamental principles of Physical Chemistry, including the derivation of 
the more important equations and their application to the solution of problems. Prerequi- 
site: Mathematics 606 or 622. 
CHEM-742. Principles of Physical Chemistry II Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 741. May be taken concurrently with Chemistry 741. 



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CHEM-743. Chemical Thermodynamics Credit 3(3-0) 

An advanced course in which the laws of thermodynamics will be considered in their 
application to chemical processes. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 
CHEM-744. Chemical Spectroscopy Credit 3(2-3) 

An advanced course in which the principles and applications of spectroscopy will be con- 
sidered. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 

CHEM-746. Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry Credit 3(3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Physical Chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 
CHEM-748. Colloid Chemistry Credit 2(2-0) 

A study of the types of colloidal systems and the fundamental principles govern- 
ing their preparation and behavior. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 
CHEM-749. Chemical Kinetics Credit 4(4-0) 

A study of the theory of rate processes; application to the study of reaction mechanisms. 
Prerequisites: Mathematics 222 and Chemistry 442 or 742. 

RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS 
Graduate 

CHEM-701. Seminar Credit 1(1-0) 

Presentation and discussion of library or laboratory research problems. 
CHEM-702. Chemical Research Credit 2-5(0.6 to 15) 

A course designed to permit qualified students to do original research in chemistry under 
the supervision of a senior staff member. May be taken for credit more than once. 
CHEM-715. Special Problems in Inorganic Chemistry Credit 1(0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical re- 
search by solving minor problems in Inorganic Chemistry. May be taken for credit more 
than once. 

CHEM-725. Special Problems in Organic Chemistry Credit 1(0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical re- 
search by solving minor problems in Organic Chemistry. May be taken for credit more 
than once. 

CHEM-735. Special Problems in Analytical Chemistry Credit 1(0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical re- 
search by solving minor problems in Analytical Chemistry. May be taken for credit more 
than once. 

CHEM-745. Special Problems in Physical Chemistry Credit 1(0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Physical Chemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 
CHEM-755. Special Problems in Biochemistry Credit 1(0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Biochemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 
CHEM-663. Selected Topics in Chemistry Instruction I Credit 1(1-0) 

A study of the curriculum and educational materials developed for use in the Thirteen 
College Curriculum Program in Physical Science. 

CHEM-664. Selected Topics in Chemistry Instruction II Credit 1(1-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 763. 



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CHEM-765. Special Problems in Chemistry Instruction I Credit 3(3-0) 

A course designed to introduce students to techniques of Chemistry instruction at the 

college level. 

CHEM-766. Special Problems in Chemistry Instruction II Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 765. 

CHEM-767. Special Problems in Chemistry Instruction III Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 766. 



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Civil and Environmental Engineering 



Miguel Picornell, Chairperson 
526 McNair Hall 

(336)334-7737 
mpicorne@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 



The objective of the Civil Engineering graduate program is to provide educational 
opportunities to professionals in the Piedmont Triad area for advanced study and research 
in two concentration areas: Environmental/Water Resources Engineering and Civil Infra- 
structure Systems Engineering. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Master of Science in Civil Engineering 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants for graduate study must have earned a bachelor's degree from a four- 
year accredited college. Prospective students must follow all current procedures of the 
School of Graduate Studies. 

The minimum requirement for unconditional admission to the Master of Science in 
Civil Engineering Program will be an undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited 
Civil Engineering program with a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) Grade Point Average on the 
overall undergraduate program of study. The other two categories of admission, provi- 
sional and special student, may also be used on a case-by-case basis as described below. 

Persons may be admitted provisionally to the MSCE program if any of the following 
conditions apply: 

1 . The undergraduate degree is not from an ABET accredited program in civil engi 
neering. 

2. The undergraduate degree is not engineering but in a closely related curriculum 
with a substantial engineering science content. 

3. Deficiencies revealed in the analysis of the undergraduate transcript may be re 
moved by the inclusion of no more than 12 semester credit hours. 

A student admitted provisionally would be required to meet with the Coordinator of 
Graduate Programs to develop a list of undergraduate courses that must be taken to elimi- 
nate deficiencies in the undergraduate preparation for graduate study. All provisionally 
admitted students must earn a 3.0 grade point average on the first nine graduate course 
credits completed. In addition, a 3.0 grade point average must be earned on all under- 
graduate courses if any were required as a condition of admission. 

Students who do not hold an engineering undergraduate degree may have course defi- 
ciencies exceeding 12 semester credits. These students can be considered for special stu- 
dent status until such time that their deficiencies are reduced so that they can qualify for 
provisional admission. Persons with massive undergraduate deficiencies, even though 
they might hold an undergraduate degree, are asked to apply as transfer students to the 
undergraduate Civil Engineering program. Make-up courses will be evaluated on a case- 
by-case basis dependent on the student's area of interest. 

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Students who are not seeking a graduate degree at NORTH CAROLINA A&T are also 
classified as special students. They are admitted to take courses for self-improvement. If 
a student subsequently wishes to pursue a degree program, he/she must request an evalu- 
ation of his/her record. The School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to refuse to 
accept credits earned while being enrolled as a special student towards a degree program; 
under no circumstances may the student apply towards a degree program more than twelve 
semester hours of graduate credits earned as a special student. 

In addition to the above application material, foreign nationals or people whose mother 
tongue is not English are required to provide special information concerning English pro- 
ficiency and finances. Specifically, these applicants are required to take the standardized 
"Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 550. 

The School of Graduate Studies accepts application from students who already hold a 
Master's degree in other fields or disciplines, but wish to earn a MSCE degree. 

Consistent with NORTH CAROLINA A&Ts School of Graduate Studies Policy, ap- 
plicants holding a Master's degree in another engineering discipline from NORTH CARO- 
LINA A&T need only complete 18 credit hours to earn a MSCE degree. If the applicant 
holds an engineering Master's degree from outside NORTH CAROLINA A&T, a maxi- 
mum of 6 credit hours of course work may be transferred. 

GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

A student pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering has the following three op- 
tions: 

1) All course work option 

2) Project option, and 

3) Thesis option 

All students pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering must complete at least 
one (1) course of the group of Core Courses, six credit hours of advanced math courses (or 
equivalent math courses), and must enroll in the Masters Seminar (CIEN 792) every se- 
mester in residence. 

Civil Engineering Core Courses 

CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis 

CIEN 700 Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering 

CIEN 702 Civil Engineering System Analysis 

CIEN 721 Advanced Soil Testing for Engineering Purposes 

Requirements of the Different Options 

All options require a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours and the formation of a formal 
graduate committee. The graduate committee will consist of the advisor and two addi- 
tional faculty members selected in agreement between the advisor and the student. The 
plan of study should be prepared by the student and must be approved by the graduate 
committee. Specifically, only the courses approved by the graduate committee can be 
used to satisfy the minimum requirements set forth as "approved course work." At least 
half of the credit hours counted in the "approved course work" to satisfy the requirements 
for a master's degree must be 700 level courses; that is, courses open only to graduate 
students. Furthermore, the courses numbers 790 and above cannot be used to satisfy the 
"approved course work" requirements, with the only exceptions as listed below: 



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All Course Work Option: This option requires thirty (30) credit hours of "approved 
course work" plus a comprehensive examination that would be administered by the student's 
graduate committee during the last semester in residence. 

Project Option: The project option requires twenty-seven (27) credit hours of "ap- 
proved course work" and three credit hours of the Masters Project (CIEN 796). This 
option is intended for students wishing to investigate a design problem of current interest 
to industry or to pursue a practical application. These students will have to demonstrate to 
the committee their capacity to perform and report work adequately. 

Thesis Option: This option requires twenty-four (24) credit hours of "approved course 
work" and six (6) credit hours of Masters Thesis (CIEN 797). The student's graduate 
committee must formally examine the thesis content and quality, and judge the thesis 
defense. Furthermore, the thesis should follow the format required by the School of Gradu- 
ate Studies. 

Grades Required 

Grades for graduate students are recorded as follows: A, excellent; B, average; C, below 
average, but permissible; D, clearly below average and not acceptable; F, failure; S, satis- 
factory; U, unsatisfactory (all courses CIEN 792 through CIEN 797 will be assigned S or 
U and will not be counted in the student's GPA); I, incomplete; W, withdrawal. The fol- 
lowing academic requirements are proposed: 

1. To earn a degree, a student must have a cumulative average of "B" (3.0 on the 4.0 
system). 

2. A graduate student is automatically placed on "warning" when his/her cumulative 
average falls below "B". The student has one semester to raise his/her average to "B" 
or above or be placed on Probation. Probationary status will remove a student's eligi- 
bility for a teaching assistantship. 

3 . A student may be dropped from the degree program if he/she has not achieved a cumu- 
lative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the probationary semester. 

4. A student may not repeat a required course in which "C" or above was earned. 

5. A student may repeat a required course in which "F" was earned. A student may not 
repeat the course more than once. If a student achieves less than "C" the second time, 
he/she is dismissed from the degree program. 

6. All hours attempted in graduate courses and all grade points earned are included in the 
computation of the cumulative average of a graduate student. 

7. A student who stops attending a course but fails to withdraw officially will be as- 
signed a grade of "F" 

8. All grades of "I" must be removed during the next semester within the prescribed time 
period. 

9. Changing the selected option, for example from thesis to project, requires approval of 
the Graduate advisor and the Coordinator of Graduate Programs and may lead to loss 
of credit for thesis or project credits. 

The graduate program must be completed within six (6) consecutive calendar years. 
Programs remaining incomplete after this time interval are subject to cancellation, revi- 
sion, or special examination for outdated work. In the event that studies are interrupted 
for duty in the armed services, the time limit shall be extended for the length of time the 
student shall have been on active duty providing the candidates resumes graduate work no 
later than one year following release from military services. 



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Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 

Course Title 

CIEN 600 Expert Systems Applications in Civil Engineering 

CIEN 6 1 Water and Wastewater Analysis 

CIEN 6 1 4 Stream Water Quality Modeling 

CIEN 6 1 6 Solid Waste Management 

CIEN 618 Air Pollution Control 

CIEN 620 Foundation Design I 

CIEN 622 Soil Behavior 

CIEN 624 Seepage and Earth Structures 

CIEN 626 Soil and Site Improvement 

CIEN 628 Applied Geotechnical Engineering Analysis and Design 

CIEN 630 Advanced Construction Materials 

CIEN 640 Advanced Structural Analysis 

CIEN 641 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 

CIEN 642 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 

CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis I 

CIEN 646 Structural Design in Steel 

CIEN 648 Structural Design in Wood 

CIEN 650 Geometric Design in Highways 

CIEN 652 Urban Transportation Planning 

CIEN 656 Traffic Engineering 

CIEN 658 Pavement Design 

CIEN 660 Water Resources System Analysis 

CIEN 662 Water Resources Engineering 

CIEN 664 Open Channel Flow 

CIEN 668 Subsurface Hydrology 

CIEN 670 Construction Engineering and Management 

CIEN 699 Special Projects 

CIEN 700 Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering 

CIEN 702 Civil Engineering Systems Analysis 

CIEN 710 Hazardous Waste Management 

CIEN 712 Systems Approach in Waste Management 

CIEN 720 Theoretical Soil Mechanics 

CIEN 72 1 Advanced Soil Testing for Engineering Purposes 

CIEN 722 Design of Reinforced Earth Structures 

CIEN 724 Constitutive Modeling for Geological Media 

CIEN 726 Foundation Design II 

CIEN 729 Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering 

CIEN 752 Public Transportation Systems 

CIEN 754 Modeling of Transportation Systems 

CIEN 756 Highway Operations and Safety 

CIEN 766 Design of Hydraulic Structures and Machinery 

CIEN 785 Selected Topics 1(1-0), 

CIEN 786 Special Projects 1(1-0), 

CIEN 792 Civil Engineering Masters Seminar 

CIEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 



Credit 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(1-6) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


3(3-0) 


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CIEN 794 Masters Supervised Research 3(3-0) 

CIEN 796 Masters Project 3(3-0) 

CIEN 797 Masters Thesis 3(3-0) 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL 

ENGINEERING 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

CIEN-600, Expert Systems Applications in Civil Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

Introductory overview of artificial intelligence with an emphasis on Civil Engineering 
applications: What they are, how they are applied today, a discussion of when they should 
and should not be used and what goes into building them. Emphasis is on: task selection 
criteria, knowledge acquisition and modeling, expert system architectures (control and 
representation issues), and testing and validation. Course requirements will include the 
design and development of a working system in a chosen application area. 

CIEN-610, Water and Wastewater Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

Laboratory and field methods for the measurements and analysis of water. 

CIEN-614, Stream Water Quality Modeling Credit 3(3-0) 

Mathematical modeling of water quality in receiving streams. Topics include: The genera- 
tion of point and nonpoint sources of pollutants; the modeling and prediction of the reac- 
tion, transport and fate of pollutants in the stream; and the formulation and solution of 
simulation models. (Spring) 

CIEN-616, Solid Waste Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the study of collection, storage, transport and disposal of solid wastes. 
Examination of various engineering alternatives with appropriate consideration for air 
and water pollution control and land reclamation are emphasized. (Fall) 

CIEN-618, Air Pollution Control Credit 3(3-0) 

Introduction to air pollution and its control. Topics include: sources, types, and character- 
istics of air pollutants; air quality standards; and engineering alternatives for achieving 
various degrees of air pollution control. 

CIEN-620. Foundation Design I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: behavior and design of retaining walls and 
shallow foundations; earth pressure; bearing capacity and settlement; stress distribution 
and consolidation theories; settlement of shallow foundations. 

CIEN-622. Soil Behavior Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: behavior of soil examined from a funda- 
mental perspective; review of methods of testing to define response, rationale for choos- 
ing shear strength and deformation parameters for soils for design applications. 

CIEN-624. Seepage and Earth Structures Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: seepage through soils; permeability of 
soils; embankment design; compaction; earth pressures and pressures in embankments; 
slope stability analysis; settlements and horizontal movements in embankments; and land- 
slide stabilization. 



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CIEN-626. Soil and Site Improvement Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: methods of soil and site improvement; 
design techniques for dewatering systems; grouting; reinforced earth; in-situ densifica- 
tion; stone columns; slurry trenches; and the use of geotextiles. Construction techniques 
for each system are described. 

CIEN-628. Applied Geotechnical Engineering Analysis and Design Credit 3(3-0) 

Introductory course in subsurface hydrology including: Principles of fluid (water) in satu- 
rated and unsaturated materials, well hydraulics, various methods of subsurface water 
flow systems, infiltration theory, and schemes for ground water basin management. 

CIEN-630. Advanced Construction Materials Credit 3(1-6) 

This course covers Construction Materials advanced topics. It includes the chemistry, bi- 
ology, physics, microstructure and macro structure of many materials used in construction. 
Plastics, Portland cement concrete, asphalt cement and asphalt cement concrete, rubber, 
glazing, masonry, insulation materials, and wood are all covered in some detail. The rela- 
tionship between materials and their appropriate use in service is stressed. There is sub- 
stantial hands-on laboratory work involved, including mixing and testing. 

CIEN-640. Advanced Structural Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of CIEN-340 emphasizing the more complex concepts of 
structural analysis for determinate and indeterminate structural systems using both hand 
calculations and computer applications. 

CIEN-641. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of CIEN-540 emphasizing the more complex concepts of 
reinforced concrete design. The design of continuous beams, two slabs and beams col- 
umns are addressed. 

CIEN-642. Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures Credit 3(3-0) 

This course uses the ACI and AASHTO codes to analyze and design prestressed concrete 
structures. 

CIEN-644. Finite Element Analysis I Credit 3(3-0) 

Analysis of continuous structural systems as assemblages of discrete elements. Applica- 
tions of the finite element method is made to the general field of continuum mechanics. 
Convergence properties and numerical techniques are discussed. 

CIEN-646. Structural Design in Steel Credit 3(3-0) 

This course uses the AISC code to analyze and design steel structures. 

CIEN-648. Structural Design in Wood Credit 3(3-0) 

This course uses the wood product code to analyze and design wood structures. 

CIEN-650. Geometric Design of Highways Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with the development and application of geometric design concepts for 
rural systems. Topics include: functional classifications, design controls and criteria, ele- 
ments of design, cross section elements, and intersection design. 

CIEN-652. Urban Transportation Planning Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces urban transport planning using a decision oriented approach. Dis- 
cussions focus on the decision making process, data requirements, evaluation processes, 
systems performance analysis and program implementation. 



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CIEN-656. Traffic Engineering Credit 3(2-2) 

Theory and practice of the operation aspects of Transportation Engineering. Specific ap- 
plications will deal with the operation, design, and control of highways and their net- 
works. Topics include: data collection techniques, traffic flow theory, and various high- 
way capacity methods and their theoretical basis and the various application software avail- 
able for each topic. 

CIEN-658. Pavement Design Credit 3(3-0) 

Application of multilayer theories for design of highways and airport pavement struc- 
tures. Flexible and rigid pavement design methods are covered with discussions focusing 
on their theoretical basis and their major differences. Topics include; cost analysis and 
pavement selection, drainage, earthwork, pavement evaluation, and maintenance. 

CIEN-660. Water Resources System Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

Mathematical modeling techniques. Formulation of mathematical representations of com- 
plex water resources systems and their evaluation via linear programming, dynamic pro- 
gramming, non-linear programming, and by the use of formal heuristics. Models for opti- 
mal sewer design, optimal sequencing (or capacity expansion) of projects, reservoir sys- 
tems planning and management are presented. 

CIEN-622. Water Resource Engineering Credit 3(2-2) 

This course involves the application of hydrologic and hydraulic principles in the analysis 
and design of water resources systems. The measurement of ground water parameters and 
general water quality parameters is covered. Topics covered include; water supply and 
distribution, reservoirs, water resources system economics, water law, hydroelectric power, 
flood control, water resources planning and development and drainage. 

CIEN-664. Open Channel Flow Credit 3(3-0) 

Advanced topics in open channel flow, design of open channels for uniform and nonuni- 
form flow, wave interference, roughness effects, flow over spillways, water surface pro- 
files, and energy dissipation methods. Some computational methods in open channel flow 
are presented. 

CIEN-668. Subsurface Hydrology Credit 3(3-0) 

Introductory course in subsurface hydrology including; principles of fluid (water) in satu- 
rated and unsaturated materials, well hydraulics, various methods of subsurface water 
flow systems, infiltration theory, and schemes for ground-water basin management. 

CIEN-670. Construction Engineering and Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course concentrates on the solution to problems in Construction Engineering and 
Management. A variety of problems from the construction industry are presented to the 
students. The students form teams to develop solutions to these problems. Topics vary 
with available projects and student interest. Graduate students select a project in their area 
of interest for intensive study and a report. 

CIEN-699. Special Projects Credit 3(3-0) 

Study arranged on a special civil engineering topic of interest to the student and faculty. 
Topics may be analytical and/or experimental with independent study encouraged. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

CIEN-700. Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering Credits3(3-0) 

Provides an overview of the applications of emerging technologies (such as decision sup- 
port systems and Geographic Information Systems) in civil engineering. The students are 
required to complete a project which includes the design and implementation of one of the 
types of systems covered in thecourse. 

CIEN-702. Civil Engineering Systems Analysis Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduces mathematical modeling techniques for the solution of civil engineering prob- 
lems. These include the formulation of mathematical representation of complete civil en- 
gineering systems and their evaluation via linear programming, dynamic programming, 
non-linear programming and the use of formal heuristics. Multiobjective analysis, project 
management and civil engineering planning and design are also presented. 

CIEN-710. Hazardous Waste Management Credits 3(3-0) 

Presents a study of the characteristics, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes. The 
topics include the: the generation and characteristics of hazardous waste, hazardous waste 
regulations, transport and fate of hazardous waste in the environment and treatment and 
disposal methods. (Fall) 

CIEN-712. Systems Approach in Waste Management Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduces the application of systems analysis methods to the design, analysis and man- 
agement of environmental systems. The topics include: Characteristics of a system, prob- 
lems amenable to systems analysis, optimization models, solution techniques, and case 
studies in solid waste management, hazardous waste management, and water quality man- 
agement. (Spring) 

CIEN-720. Theoretical Soil Mechanics Credits 3(3-0) 

Presents the different theories of consolidation, such as Terzaghi's Theory, layered sys- 
tems, sand drains, approximate three-dimensional theories, and Biot's poroelestic formu- 
lation. The course will also present theories of elastic and plastic equilibrium in soils 
including applications to earth pressure, bearing, bearing capacity, and slope stability prob- 
lems. 

CIEN-721. Advanced Soil Testing for Engineering Purposes Credits 3(1-6) 

This course allows students to gain laboratory experience with the methods of testing soils 
for engineering properties such as compressibility, strength (in triaxial, simple shear, and 
direct shear), permeability, and stability. 

CIEN-722. Design of Reinforced Earth Structures Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduces the student to the interaction mechanisms of soil with reinforcement elements. 
The applications covered will include the following: reinforced earth, soil nailing, and 
geotextile/geofabric strengthening of pavement structures. 

CIEN-724. Constitutive Modeling for Geological Media Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduces the following topics: constitutive models for geological media including piece- 
wise linear; Mohr-Coulomb: Hvorslev's and Roscoe's concepts; role in modeling of in- 
situ stress; sequential construction and stress paths; lateral pressure coefficients; dilata- 
tion and softening; arching; pore water pressure; joints and interfaces; and Darcy and non 
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CIEN-726. Foundation Design II Credit 3(3-0) 

Introduce the analysis and design of foundations and other substructures including the follow- 
ing: concrete footings with reinforcement; pile foundations; retaining walls; pavements, load 
transfer in rail track beds; cofferdams; caissons and underground structures and openings. 

CIEN-729. Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduces the student to the following earthquake related topics: response of soils to 
seismic loading; liquefaction phenomena and analysis of pore pressure development; labo- 
ratory testing for seismic, including direct laboratory experience. The course will also 
provide instruction on the analysis and design of slopes, embankments, foundations, and 
earth retaining structures for seismic loading conditions. 

CIEN-752. Public Transportation Systems Credits 3(3-0) 

Exposes the student to the technologies, design, operation, planning, evaluation, manage- 
ment and implementation of public transportation systems. The following systems are 
considered: rail, fixed-route, fixed-schedule bus, and demand responsive services. The 
topics include the following: financing and regulation, supply and demand relationships, 
performance evaluation, routing and scheduling, and microcomputer applications. 

CIEN-754. Modeling of Transportation Systems Credits 3(3-0) 

This course is concerned with the development and use of system models associated with 
transportation decision making. The modeling techniques that will be used are the follow- 
ing: multiple linear regressions, choice theory and network simulation. The application 
areas considered are the following: traffic flow theory, planning models, urban transit 
planning and operations, and the evaluation alternatives. 

CIEN -756. Highway Operations and Safety Credits 3(3-0) 

This course will present a discussion of the policies, laws and programs relating to high- 
way safety in the United States. The topics of discussion presented include a historical 
overview of highway safety, the government's role (at all levels), a description and status 
of current safety programs, the analytical techniques used by the traffic safety engineer 
(practical problems, data requirements, limitations), and some of the moral/ethical issues 
of concern to the Safety Engineer. 

CIEN-766. Design of Hydraulic Structures and Machinery Credits 3(3-0) 

Presents the analysis and design of water regulating structures including dams, spillways, 
outlet works, transition structures, conduit systems and gates. Will also present the appli- 
cations of basic principles of fluid mechanics and hydraulics to the design and selection of 
pumps, turbine, and other hydraulic machinery. 

CIEN-785. Selected Topics Credits 1(1-0), 2(2-0), 3(3-0) 

Allows a student to select a civil engineering topic of interest to the student to investigate 
in depth. The topic will beselected by the student and a faculty advisor before the begin- 
ning of the semester. The topic must be pertinent to the study program of the student and 
must be approved by the faculty advisor. 

CIEN-786. Special Projects Credits 1(1-0), 2(2-0), 3(3-0) 

Student must select a project on a special civil engineering topic of interest to the student 
and a faculty member, who will act as an advisor. The student and faculty advisor must 
agree upon the project and scope of work before the beginning of the semester. The project 
may be analytical and/or experimental and encourage independent work. The topic must 
be pertinent to the program in which the student is enrolled and approved by the faculty 
advisor. (Fall, Spring) 



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CIEN-792. Civil Engineering Masters Seminar Credits 1(1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in Civil Engineering and allied fields will be pre- 
sented. 

CIEN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credits 3(3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the 
student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the 
assignment. 

CIEN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credits 3(3-0) 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research 
will be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. 

CIEN-796. Masters Project Credits 3(3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A 
written proposal, which outlines the nature of the project, must be submitted for approval. 
This course is only available to project option students. 

CIEN-797. Masters Thesis Credits 3(3-0) 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis 
committee chairperson leading to the completion of the Master's Thesis. This course is 
only available to thesis option students. 



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Computer Science Department 



Joseph Monroe, Chairperson 

John Kelly, Graduate Coordinator 

208 Graham Building 

(336) 334-7245 

monroe@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 



The Master of Science Program in Computer Science is designed to meet the need for 
technical and/or managerial specialists in research, academic, and industry. Two areas of 
concentration (Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence) are offered, in addition 
to a general option. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Computer Science - Master of Science 

The MSCS program offers the options of Written Examination (33 credits), Project 
(33 credits), or Thesis (30 credits). Unconditional admission to the program is granted to 
students with a BS degree in computer science from a CSAB accredited program with a 
minimum GPA of 3.0. Specific degree and admissions requirements are detailed in the 
department Graduate Student Handbook and the Graduate School catalog. 

Graduate Record Examination scores for Master of Science Degree in Computer Sci- 
ence, although not necessary, will be given consideration in making decisions regarding 
financial assistance. 

It is assumed that all entering students have completed undergraduate courses in pro- 
gramming in a high level language (such as "C++", Java, or Smalltalk), in data structures, 
and in computer architecture, as well as mathematical maturity (for example, Calculus I & 
II, Discrete math or Switching Theory). Students who have not had such courses or their 
equivalent may be required to take undergraduate courses to remedy deficiencies, with no 
credit towards the degree. 

MASTER'S PROGRAM GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

While the research interests of faculty members cover many areas of computer sci- 
ence, the department is building its strength in the areas of Software Engineering (espe- 
cially object-oriented approaches) and Artificial Intelligence. We are building an innova- 
tive graduate program, combining real world knowledge with the technical excellence of 
the most advanced software technologies. In keeping with our historical mission, the pro- 
gram also provides students with knowledge of organizational theory, management prac- 
tices, information economics, and societal and policy frameworks. 

Software Engineering: 

"The systematic approach to the development, operation, maintenance, and retirement 
of software" is the definition of software engineering. Software is not only the program 
code, but includes the various documents needed for the development, installation, utili- 
zation, and maintenance of a system. Engineering refers to the application of a systems 
approach to the production of large software systems. Methodologies for analysis and 



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design are evolving, competing, and themselves being automated through the use 
of CASE (computer aided software engineering) tools. The methods of software engi- 
neering seek to produce systems of high quality, on time, at the lowest costs possible. 
Research projects include object oriented methodologies, software production cost 
modeling, software reliability engineering, and the social implications of computer tech- 
nology. 

Artificial Intelligence: 

Artificial intelligence uses symbolic computation and complex interrelations of vari- 
ables to produce "intelligent" responses to problem situations. The responses are intelli- 
gent in the sense that unforeseen situations are accommodated and decisions are not hard- 
coded into programs. Problems are frequently "ill-structured", that is, they cannot be stated 
in the forms required by commonly used deterministic and sequential algorithms. Artifi- 
cial intelligence often involves search and inference and frequently supports human deci- 
sion making. It is thus natural to view artificial intelligence software as tackling problems 
as humans would tackle them. Research topics include mobile robots, computer vision, 
automated reasoning, the acquisition and representation of knowledge, and the analysis of 
decision making in realistic business settings. Artificial intelligence uses a multitude of 
paradigms, willingly collaborates with other areas of computer science, and pursues real- 
world applications. 

The Computer Science Department operates the Software Engineering Laboratory, 
the Generic Object Oriented Software Engineering Laboratory (IBM Software Solutions), 
the NASA Intelligent Agents study group, and other research funded by agencies includ- 
ing the Air Force, the Naval Oceanographic Office, and the National Security Agency. 

The research interests of faculty members cover many areas of computer science. The 
department's strength is in the areas of Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and 
Distributed Systems. We offer an innovative graduate program, combining computer sci- 
ence fundamentals with practical knowledge and technical excellence of the most ad- 
vanced technologies. 

The Department offers MS computer science degree with option of a "General Track" 
or two specialization tracks: "Artificial Intelligence Track" and "Software Engineering 
Track." Students interested in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence can choose 
one of these specialization tracks, whereas students interested in other areas may select 
General Track, and design their curriculum in consultation with their advisor to satisfy all 
graduation requirements of MS in CS. 

LIST OF GRADUATE COURSES 

COMP 645 Artificial Intelligence 

COMP 650 Advanced Operating Systems* 

COMP 653 Computer Graphics 

COMP 662 Computer Aided Instruction # 

COMP 663 Compiler Construction f 

COMP 670 Advanced Computer Architecture 

COMP 68 1 Formal Methods 

COMP 685 Advanced Design and Analysis of Algorithms * 

COMP 691 Independent Study 

COMP 696 Information, Privacy, and Security # 



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COMP 710 Software Specification, Analysis and Design *** 

COMP 7 1 1 Software System Design, Implementation, Verification & Validation *** 

COMP 712 Software Project Management *** 

COMP 713 Social Impacts of Software Systems f# 

COMP 714 Case, Automated Development, & Information Engineering # 

COMP 715 Decision Support Systems t# 

COMP 7 1 7 Software Fault Tolerance # 

COMP 7 1 8 Object Oriented Software Engineering # 

COMP 7 1 9 Software Reuse Techniques # 

COMP 740 Advanced Artificial Intelligence ** 

COMP 741 Knowledge Representation and Acquisition ** 

COMP 742 Automated Reasoning f 

COMP 745 Computational Linguistics f 

COMP 747 Computer Vision Methodologies f 

COMP 749 Intelligent Robots | 

COMP 750 Distributed Systems f# 

COMP 753 Performance Modeling and Evaluation f # 

COMP 767 Computer Network Architecture # 

COMP 780 Theoretical Computer Science: Formal Models and Semantics #| 

COMP 790 Special Topics in Computer Science 

COMP 792 Computer Science Masters Seminar f 

COMP 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 

COMP 794 Masters Supervised Research 

COMP 796 Masters Project 

COMP 797 Masters Thesis 

* = Core course, required of all students 

** = Required for Artificial Intelligence specialization 
** = Required for Software Engineering specialization 
t = Approved AI specialization elective 

# = Approved SE specialization elective 

+ = Required every semester for full time students 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

COMP-600. Special Topics in Computer Science Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a seminar surveying fundamental concepts and current ideas in computer science. 
The course shall be administrated by a faculty team employing a cooperative teaching 
paradigm. Students shall select, research, and present topics of their interest. 

COMP-645. Artificial Intelligence Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents the theory of artificial intelligence, and application of the principles 
of artificial intelligence to problems that cannot be solved, or cannot be solved efficiently, 
by standard algorithmic techniques. Knowledge representation, and Knowledge-based 
systems. Topics include search strategies, production systems, heuristic search, expert sys- 
tems, inference rules, computational logic, natural language processing. Predicate calcu- 
lus is discussed. An artificial intelligence language is presented as a vehicle for imple- 
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COMP-650. Advanced Operating Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course centers on operating systems for multi-processing environments: concurrent 
processes, mutual exclusion, job scheduling, memory, storage hierarchy, file systems, se- 
curity, and distributed processing. Also discussed are virtual resource management strate- 
gies. A design project involving the construction of operating facilities is produced. 

COMP-653. Computer Graphics Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a course in fundamental principles and methods in the design, use, and understand- 
ing of computer graphic systems. Topics include coordinate representations, graphics func- 
tions, and software standards. Hardware and software components of computer graphics 
are discussed. The course presents graphics algorithms. It also introduces basic two-di- 
mensional transformations, reflection, shear; windowing concepts, clipping algorithms, 
window-to-viewport transformations, segment concept, files, attributes and multiple work- 
station, and interactive picture-construction techniques. Prerequisite: COMP-285 (Algo- 
rithms) and MATH-350 (Linear Algebra). 

COMP-663. Principles of Compiler Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course emphasizes the theoretical and practical aspect of constructing compilers for 
computer programming languages. The course covers principles, models, and techniques 
used in the design and implementation of compilers, interpreters, and assemblers. Topics 
include lexical analysis, parsing arithmetic expressions and simple statements, syntax speci- 
fication, algorithms for syntax analysis, object code generation, and code optimization. 
Each student will develop and implement a compiler. Prerequisite: COMP-375 (Com- 
puter Architecture), COMP-385 (Theory of Computing). 

COMP-670. Advanced Computer Architecture Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a course that examines the control and storage structures that facilitate the execu- 
tion and management of logically segmented programs and data. Of special focus are 
input output mechanisms, performance tuning, and microprogramming. 

COMP-681. Formal Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

In this course, formal methods that model the software development process will be stud- 
ied. Fundamental and practical methodologies and theories, including set theory and the 
foundations of software engineering will be emphasized. Applications to formal specifi- 
cations, object-oriented programming and data modeling will be examined. Topics in- 
clude: set theory, relations and functions, induction and recursion, symbolic logic, com- 
plex models, and application case studies. 

COMP-685. Advanced Analysis of Algorithms Credit 3(3-0) 

This course discusses the design and analysis of efficient algorithms and algorithmic para- 
digms. Applications include sorting, searching dynamic structures, graph algorithms, 
computationally hard problems, and NP completeness. 

COMP-696. Information, Privacy and Security Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the security and privacy issues associated with information sys- 
tems. There are cost/risk tradeoffs to be made. Discussed are topics such as technical, 
physical, and administrative methods of providing security, access control, identification, 
and authentication. Encryption is examined, including Data Encryption Standards (DES) 
and public key crypto-sy stems. Management considerations such as key protection and 
distribution, orange book requirements, and OSI data security standards are covered. Pri- 
vacy legislation is covered, as is current cryptographic research. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

COMP-710. Software Specification, Analysis & Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the formalization of software requirements and the analysis of the 
flow of data through a proposed large software system. Methodologies covered include 
Structured Analysis (data flow diagramming), hierarchy charts, entity-relationship data 
diagrams, procedure specifications, and Information Engineering. Additional methodolo- 
gies addressed include Jackson Structured Diagrams, Harlan Black Boxes, and Object- 
Oriented Analysis techniques. Prerequisites: Graduate standing. 

COMP-711. Software System Design, Implementation, Verificaticn 

& Validation Credit 3(3-0) 

This course proceeds from the evaluation of a completed system design for completeness, 
correctness, information engineering, and functionality. Accepted industry and academic 
standards for such reviews will be used, for example leveling of data flow diagrams, mea- 
sures of module cohesion, control structures, and function point estimation. As part of the 
implementation process, verification and validation methodologies will be studied and 
practiced. An actual system will be implemented by the end of the semester. Prerequisite: 
COMP-710. 

COMP-712. Software Project Management Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the nature of data processing projects, definitions of purpose, scope, 
objectives, deliverable dates, and quality standards. Interpersonal interaction and people ori- 
ented management techniques are studied, along with team member measurement and as- 
sessment methods. Project management tools such as PERT (Project Evaluation and Review 
Technique), and CPM (Critical Path Method) are covered. Managerial styles in motivating, 
innovating, and organizing will be examined, along with techniques for improving these 
skills. Equipment and software selection and installation guidelines, and the proper use of 
outside consulting services will be examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-713. Social Impacts of Software Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the increasing importance of computer technology in the function- 
ality of our economy, our government, and our industry. Potential impacts upon personal 
privacy and autonomy are examined in relation to the public policy and social impacts of 
computer technology. The role and opportunity for historically under-represented techni- 
cal professionals will be explored. Interdisciplinary readings, written and oral presenta- 
tions, and in class debates are required. Outside speakers from related disciplines are in- 
vited to participate. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-714. CASE, Automated Development 

& Information Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

Beginning with the concepts of automated development, various models are reviewed in 
detail, especially Information Engineering, Methodology assessment approaches are cov- 
ered, especially the Software Engineering Institute Process Maturity model, and a variety of 
organizational impacts of technology are examined. Computer Aided Software Engineering 
(CASE) is covered through tutorial laboratory sessions and a problem assignment. Topics 
include fundamentals of data analysis, diagramming tools for data modeling process analy- 
sis, presentation architecture, communications architecture, data architecture, process archi- 
tecture, and application construction. Techniques and tools for defining menu structures, 
screens and screen dialogues, and user interface management systems are studied, as are the 
general principles of physical design. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 



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COMP-715. Decision Support System Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines methods of inference under uncertainty and problem solving strate- 
gies as key components of decision support systems. Knowledge based systems, knowl- 
edge acquisition and representation, and the planning, design and implementation of com- 
puter assisted decision systems are covered. The interactive use of software for manage- 
ment decision making is examined through examples drawn from decision modeling, simu- 
lations, and large-scale commercial applications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-717. Software Fault Tolerance Credit 3(3-0) 

The principles, techniques and current practices in the area of fault tolerant computing 
with an emphasis on system structure and dependability are examined in this course. Ma- 
jor topics include system models, software/hardware interaction, failure and reliability, 
fault tolerance principles, redundancy, rollback and recovery strategies, and N-version 
programming. Redundancy in data structures and the validation of fault tolerant software 
are studied. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-718. Object Oriented Software Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the concept of the "object-oriented life cycle", demonstrating a practi- 
cal methodology for the application of object oriented methods to large projects. The spe- 
cific problems and solutions for large software systems are discussed. Object Oriented 
Requirements Analysis (OORA), Object-Oriented Requirements Specification (OORS), 
Object Oriented Analysis (OOA), Object Oriented Design (OOD), and Object Oriented 
Domain Analysis (OODA) are covered. Existing and upcoming object oriented Computer 
Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools are examined and object oriented database 
design issues are discussed with analysis of specific systems currently in practice or under 
development. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-719. Software Reuse Techniques Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the state-of-the-art in software reuse techniques and systems, along 
with fundamental principles and models, and directions and problems for further research. 
The technological framework of software reuse is discussed along with reusability frame- 
works, assessment, and the operational problems of reusability. Major topics include a 
study of composition-based systems, classifications of reusable models, interface issues, 
information hiding for reuse, and the principles of parameterized programming. An ap- 
proach using structured algebraic specification, partially interpreted schemes, and the tem- 
plates approach to software reuse is presented, along with generation based systems, lan- 
guage based systems, application generators, and transformation-based systems. Prereq- 
uisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-740. Advanced Artificial Intelligence Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a further study of artificial intelligence principles, with a focus on knowl- 
edge-based systems. The course examines planning, belief revision, control, and system 
evaluation and implementation. Advanced topics include automated theorem proving, learn- 
ing and robotics, neural nets, and the adequacy of existing theoretical treatments. Prereq- 
uisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-741. Knowledge Representation and Acquisition Credit 3(3-0) 

The representation formalisms used in artificial intelligence are explained, along with 
representation selection and implementation in common Artificial Intelligence languages 
and shells. Formalisms include first order logic and its extensions, semantic nets, frames 
and scripts, and KL-ONE-like languages. Knowledge acquisition is introduced as elicit- 



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ing knowledge, interpreting elicited data within a conceptual framework, and the formal- 
izing of conceptualizations prior to software implementation. Knowledge acquisition tech- 
niques such as protocol analysis, repertory grids, and laddering are examined. Prerequi- 
site: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-742. Automated Reasoning Credit 3(3-0) 

This course studies the computational aspects of logic via prepositional and predicate 
calculi, as well as the theory underlying their automation through logic programming lan- 
guages. Various forms of resolution and their soundness and completeness are examined 
along with unification and its properties. Proof procedures and their search characteris- 
tics, term rewriting, and techniques such as narrowing are researched as a means of theory 
resolution. The relationship of formal specification techniques such as cut elimination, 
efficiency, and implementation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-745. Computational Linguistics Credit 3(3-0) 

A presentation of computational linguistics theory and practice. Advanced readings that em- 
phasize theories of dialogue and research methodologies are examined. Technical writing for 
journals and conferences is stressed as a goal of research output. Prerequisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-747. Computer Vision Methodologies Credit 3(3-0) 

This course researches techniques for image understanding, both low-level and high-level 
image processing, mathematical morphology, neighborhood operators, labeling and seg- 
mentation. Vision methods covered include perspective transformation, motion, the con- 
sistent-labeling problem, matching, object models, and knowledge-based vision. Prereq- 
uisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-749. Intelligent Robots Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines intelligent robot systems as inclusive of knowledge representations, 
path finders, inference systems of rules and logic, and image understanding and spatial 
reasoning systems. Problems of navigation, algorithm development, robot programming 
languages and multiple robot co-operation are explored. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-750. Distributed Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the operating system concepts necessary for the design and effec- 
tive use of networked computer systems. Such concepts include communication models 
and standards, remote procedure calls, name resolution, distributed file systems, security, 
mutual exclusion, and distributed databases. Students are required to construct an ad- 
vanced implementation of distributed operating system facilities or a simulation of same. 
Prerequisite: COMP-650. 

COMP-753. Performance Modeling and Evaluation Credit 3(3-0) 

Common techniques and current results in the performance evaluation of computer sys- 
tems are studied in this course. Background material in probability theory, queuing theory, 
simulation, and discrete mathematics is reviewed so that a performance evaluation of re- 
source management algorithms for operating systems and database management systems 
in parallel and distributed environments may be developed. Prerequisite: COMP-650. 

COMP-767. Computer Network Architecture Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a course in the architecture of computer communication networks and the hard- 
ware and software required to implement the protocols that define the architecture. Basic 
communication theory, transmission technology, private and common carrier facilities, 
international standards, satellite communications, and local area networks are examined. 
Methods of performance analysis and communication network modeling are discussed. 



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COMP-780. Theoretical Computer Science: Formula Models 

and Semantics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the formal treatment of the specification, meaning, and correctness 
of programs. Required mathematical results are examined, in areas such as universal alge- 
bra and category theory. Major course topics include the lambda calculus, type systems 
for programming languages, polymorphism, algebraic specification, rewrite systems, and 
semantic domains. The denotational semantics of programming languages, program log- 
ics, and program verification are discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-790. Special Topics in Computer Science Credit (3-0) 

This course permits research in advanced topics pertinent to the student's program of 
study. Prerequisite: Permission of Advisor. 

COMP-792. Computer Science Masters Seminar Credit 1(1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in computer science and allied fields will be pre- 
sented. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3(3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the 
student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the 
assignment. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-794. Masters Supervised Research Credit 3(3-0) 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research 
will be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. 

COMP-796. Masters Project Credit 3(3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A 
written proposal, which outlines the nature of the project and the deliverables, must be 
submitted for approval. This course is only available to project option students. Prerequi- 
site: Graduate Standing. 

COMP-797. Masters Thesis Credit 3(3-0) 

Master of science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis 
committee chairperson leading to the completion of the master's thesis. This course is 
only available to thesis option students. Prerequisite: Permission of Advisor. 



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Curriculum and Instruction 



Dorothy D. Leflore, Interim Chairperson 

201 Hodgin Hall 

(336) 334-7848 

leflored@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides the professional studies compo- 
nent for the preparation of effective teachers and school personnel at the bachelor's degree and 
master's degree levels. The department cooperates with the various academic departments of 
the University for teacher education preparation. In addition, the department offers licensure 
and graduate degrees in the areas of elementary education, reading education, special educa- 
tion and instructional technology. Licensure only is available in special education. 

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES COMPONENT 

The professional studies component of the Teacher Education Program is designed to pro- 
vide for the development of those competencies essential to the professional role of a teacher or 
special service personnel. At the graduate level, approximately 20 to 40 percent of the graduate 
program is comprised of professional studies. Candidates for the degree in Elementary Educa- 
tion (K-6) must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in professional studies. 

ACCREDITATION 

All Teacher Education Programs are accredited by the National Council for Accredita- 
tion of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of 
Public Instruction. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

In addition to preparing teachers for elementary education (K-6), special education, 
and reading education (K-12), a degree or licensure in these fields also provides for career 
opportunities in other areas related to the education of children and youth. 

The instructional technology program's primary emphasis is the preparation of school 
media coordinators, 076-licensure level program. Licensure may not be required for non- 
school media specialists. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Elementary Education - Master of Science 
Instructional Technology - Master of Science 
Reading Education - Master of Science 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



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GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Degree seeking students must follow the general admission requirements for graduate 
studies. They must meet requirements for a Class A teaching licensure, and meet other 
requirements as stated in "Admission and Other Information". 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

The graduate program in elementary education is designed to enhance classroom in- 
struction by enriching the knowledge and skills of teachers; to educate and encourage 
teachers to conduct in-school research; and to enable teachers to renew their teacher's 
license. 

The program of study has three major areas: ( 1 ) professional core courses, (2) content/ 
instructional courses, and (3) research courses. The master's degree candidate has the choice 
of two options: thesis or non-thesis. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester 
hours, including 21 semester hours in approved professional and content/instructional 
courses, 6 semester hours in research, and 3 elective semester hours. The non-thesis pro- 
gram requires a minimum of 33 semester hours, including 24 semester hours in approved 
professional and content/instructional courses, 6 semester hours in research, and 3 elec- 
tive semester hours. The academic advisor and/or the elementary education coordinator 
should approve all courses. Students who have been admitted should meet with their aca- 
demic advisor and/or the elementary education coordinator. 

Licensure Only 

Persons seeking licensure only must have an individualized program of study designed 
and approved by the academic advisor, the elementary education coordinator, and the 
department chairperson. 
Curriculum (30-33 semester hours) 

Students may select either the thesis or non-thesis program. The candidate for the 
master's degree program must possess licensure in the area of elementary education. Indi- 
viduals without the licensure must have an individualized program of study designed and 
approved by the academic advisor, the elementary education coordinator, and the depart- 
ment chairperson. 

I. Professional Core Courses (9 hours) 

Three (3) semester hours are to be chosen from each of the following areas: 

A. The nature of the learner and the learning process 

1. HDSV726 Educational Psychology 

2. HDSV 727 Child Growth and Development 

3. HDSV 728 Measurement and Evaluation 

B. Theoretical, historical, sociological and philosophical bases for educational practices 
Theory of American Public Education 
History of American Education 

The Afro- American Experience in American Education 
Seminar and Practicum in Urban Education 
Philosophy of Education 
Educational Sociology 
Comparative Education 
Issues in Elementary Education 



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1. 


CUIN 625 


2. 


CUIN 626 


3. 


CUIN 627 


4. 


CUIN 628 


5. 


CUIN 701 


6. 


CUIN 703 


7. 


CUIN 780 


8. 


CUIN 781 



C. Curriculum Development 

1. CUIN 683 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 

2. CUIN 720 Curriculum Development 

3. CUIN 721 Curriculum in the Elementary School 

II. Content/Instructional Courses (12-15 hours) 

Twelve to fifteen hours should be selected from English, reading, fine arts, health and 
physical education, mathematics, science, special education, curriculum and instruction, 
and social studies with emphasis on instructional areas most appropriate for elementary 
education (K-6). 

A. Home Economics 



1. 

2. 

B.Art 

1. 



C. English 



HEFS 632 Maternal and Development Nutrition 

HEFS 734 Nutrition Education 

ART 600 Public Schools Art 

ART 608 Arts and Crafts 

1. ENGL 603 Introduction to Folklore 

2. ENGL 626 Children's Literature 

3. ENGL 627 Literature for Adolescents 

4. ENGL 650 Afro-American Folklore 

5 . ENGL 7 1 Language Arts for Elementary Teachers 

6. ENGL 711 Language Arts for Elementary Teachers II 

7. ENGL 754 History and Structure of the English Language 

D. Speech and Theatre Arts 

1 . SPCH 6 1 Speech for Teachers 

E. History 

1 . HIST 600 The British Colonies and the American Revolution 

2. HIST 603 Civil War and Reconstruction 

3. HIST 606 U.S. History 1900-1932 

4. HIST 607 U.S. History Since 1932-Present 

5 . HIST 6 1 5 Seminar in the History of Black America 

6. HIST 640 Topics in Geography of Anglo- America 

7. HIST 641 Topics in World Geography 

F. Political Science 

1 . POLI 640 Federal Government 

2. POLI 641 State Government 

3. POLI 643 Urban Politics and Government 

G. Mathematics and Science 



1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 



MATH 625 
MATH 626 
BIOL 600 
BIOL 766 



H. Music 

1. MUSI 609 

2. MUSI 610 



Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, K-8, 1 

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, K-8, II 

General Science for Elementary Teachers 

Invertebrate Biology for Elementary and Secondary 

School Teachers 

Music in Early Childhood 

Music in Elementary School Today 



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1. 


CUIN611 


2. 


CUIN613 


3. 


CUIN617 


4. 


CUIN 620 


5. 


CUIN 621 


6. 


CUIN 622 


7. 


CUIN 623 


8. 


CUIN 629 


9. 


CUIN 631 


10. 


CUIN 632 


11. 


CUIN 641 


12. 


CUIN 781 


Special Education 


1. 


SPED 660 


2. 


SPED 661 


3. 


SPED 664 



I. Curriculum and Instruction 

Utilization of Educational Media 

Media and Literature for Children 

Computers in Education 

Foundations of Reading 

Word Recognition/Identification Skills 

Teaching Reading Through the Primary Years 

Methods and Materials in Teaching Reading in the 

Elementary School 

Classroom Diagnosis in Reading Instruction 

Reading for the Atypical Learner 

Basic Technology Literacy for K-12 Educators 

Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Classroom 

Issues in Elementary Education 

Introduction to Exceptional Children 
Psychology of the Exceptional Child 

Materials, Methods and Problems in Teaching Mentally Retarded 
Children 
K. Physical Education/Health 

1 . PHED 65 1 Personal, School and Community Health Problems 

2. PHED 652 Methods and Materials in Health Education for Elementary and 

Secondary School Teachers 

3. PHED 655 Current Problems and Trends in Physical Education 

III. Research Courses (6 hours) 

A. Curriculum and Instruction 

1. CUIN 710 Educational Statistics 

2. CUIN 711 Methods and Techniques of Research 

3. CUIN 783 Current Research in Elementary Education (Non-Thesis Option) 

4. CUIN 791 Thesis Research (Thesis Option) 

Note: After completion of 24 hours or permission of advisor or department chairperson 

IV. Elective (3 hours) 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

The Master of Science degree program in Instructional Technology will allow students 
in both business and education to acquire the skills and knowledge to work with instruc- 
tional design and delivery at any level. A variety of coursework is offered to address differ- 
ent professional goals and needs within the field of Instructional Technology. 

Specifically, the coursework for all students includes not only the use of a variety of 
media but the science and art of instructional planning, and the delivery of instruction in a 



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variety of settings. Students will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field 
of Instructional Technology. The educational experiences will assist individuals who plan 
and implement training programs; especially those who utilize the computer and other 
technological approaches to enhance learning opportunities for others in the day-to-day 
operations of the business. Students who complete the specified courses and satisfy the 
Praxis examinations are eligible to obtain the licensure for Media Coordinator in North 
Carolina. 
Curriculum (36 Semester Hours) 

In addition to the 18 semester hours in required major courses, the student must com- 
plete 3 hours in the Foundations of Education or Adult Education, and 15 hours in elective 
Instructional Technology courses. Choices would depend upon the student's area of inter- 
est and/or the desired licensure. 

Instructional Technology Courses Required (18 semester hours) 
CUIN 612 Instructional Design 

CUIN 704 Foundations of Instructional Technology 

CUIN 7 1 1 Methods and Techniques of Research 

CUIN 719 Internship in Instructional Technology 

CUIN 720 Curriculum Development 

CUIN 6 1 9 Learning Theories or 

HDSV 726 Educational Psychology 

Foundations of Education and Adult Education Courses (3 semester hours) 
CUIN 625 Theory of American Public Education 

CUIN 70 1 Philosophy of Education 

ADED 65 1 Introduction to Adult Education 
Instructional Technology Electives (15 semester hours) 
CUIN 600 Cataloging and Media Materials 

CUIN 6 1 1 Utilization of Educational Media 

CUIN 613 Media and Literature for Children 

CUIN 614 Book Selection and Related Materials for Young People 

CUIN 616 Visual Media 

CUIN 617 Computers in Education 

CUIN 618 BASIC and LOGO Programming 

CUIN 709 Administration and Supervision 

CUIN 710 Educational Statistics 

CUIN 712 Advanced Internet Uses in Education 

CUIN 714 Instructional Technology Services for Business and Industry 

CUIN 716 Multimedia Development and Evaluation 

CUIN 740 Distance Education 

CUIN 741 Educational Software Evaluation and Design 

CUIN 742 Authoring Software 

CUIN 743 Independent Study in Instructional Technology 

CUIN 744 Special Topics in Instructional Technology 

ADED 653 Adult Development and Learning 
Other Requirements 
Graduate Record Examination 
Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all graduate courses 



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Master's Thesis or Special Project or 

Master's Comprehensive Examination in Instructional Technology and 

Master's Comprehensive Examination in Education 

Praxis examinations (licensure) 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 

READING EDUCATION (K-12) 

The reading education program prepares educators to serve as catalysts for learning. 
Three different roles of the Category II reading specialist as designated in the Guidelines 
for the Specialized Preparation of Reading Professionals by the International Reading 
Association (IRA), are addressed in this program of study. These roles are (1) Diagnostic- 
Remedial Specialist, (2) Developmental Reading Study Skills Specialist, and (3) Reading 
Consultant/Reading Resource Teacher. 

A brief statement of the goals and objectives of the program are to prepare each stu- 
dent to gain an in-depth understanding of the developmental nature of the reading process 
and the factors that affect reading achievement; gain an understanding of the interrelated- 
ness of reading and language arts from the emergent literacy /reading readiness to content 
area study; apply broad knowledge bases of current research, theory, and best practices in 
the selection and use of various methods and materials; and provide assistance to schools. 

Curriculum (30-36* semester hours) 

Students may select either the master's degree program in reading education or the 
reading licensure only program. Generally, the reading degree requires 30 semester hours 
of graduate level courses; however, students who enter the program with no previous courses 
in reading are required to complete an additional 6 semester hours in reading courses. This 
results in a total of 36 semester hours for the master's degree. Licensure only students are 
required to complete a minimum of 1 8 semester hours. All courses at the 600 and 700 
levels are 3 semester hours unless otherwise stated. 

* Individuals with no previous reading courses are required to complete an additional 6 
hours of reading courses, totaling 36 hours. 
Reading Specialty Courses (18 semester hours) 
CUIN 620 Foundations in Reading 

CUIN 623 Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in the Elementary Schools 

CUIN 629 Classroom Diagnosis in Reading 

CUIN 630 Reading Practicum 

CUIN 732 Organization and Administration of Reading Programs 

CUIN 734 Seminar and Research in Reading 

If a student has already earned 1 8 semester hours in the aforementioned Reading Spe- 
cialty Courses upon entry into the master's program, one should select courses from the 
following list: 

CUIN 621 Word Recognition/Identification Skills 

CUIN 622 Teaching Reading Through the Primary Years 

CUIN 63 1 Reading for the Atypical Learner 



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CUIN 726 Reading in the Content Areas 

CUIN 730 Problems in the Improvement of Reading 

Foundations of Education Courses (6 semester hours) 

CUIN 625 Theory of American Public Education 

CUIN 701 Philosophy of Education or CUIN 703 Educational Sociology 

CUIN 7 1 Educational Statistics or CUIN 7 1 1 Methods and Techniques of Research 

CUIN 720 Curriculum Development or 

CUIN 72 1 Curriculum in the Elementary School or 

CUIN 722 Curriculum in the Secondary School 

HDSV 726 Educational Psychology or 

HDSV 727 Child Growth and Development 

Cognate Area (6 semester hours) 

ENGL 626 Children's Literature 

ENGL 627 Adolescent Literature 

ENGL 7 1 Language Arts for Elementary Teachers 

ENGL 754 History and Structure of the English Language 

CUIN 6 1 7 Computers in Education 

Ocher Requirements 

• Maintain a 3.0 grade point average for all graduate courses. 

• Complete a reading specialty portfolio. 

• Take the reading and professional education comprehensive examinations. 
Reading Licensure Only: "G" Level 

The licensure only program of study requires the individual to possess an earned master's 
degree in an approved field. A total of 18 semester hours is required for licensure, i.e., 15 
hours in reading courses and 3 hours in the cognate area. 

Select 15 semester hours from the following reading courses. An asterisk (*) indi- 
cates a required course for state licensure in reading, Class G. 

*CUIN 620 Foundations in Reading 

*CUIN 622 Teaching Reading Through the Primary Years 

*CUIN 623 Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 

or 

*CUIN 624 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School 

*CUIN 629 Classroom Diagnosis in Reading 

*CUIN 726 Reading in the Content Areas 

Select 3 semester hours from the following cognate area courses: 

ENGL 626 Children's Literature or ENGL 627 Adolescent Literature 

ENGL 710 Language Arts for Elementary Teachers 

ENGL 754 History and Structure of the English Language 

CUIN 617 Computers in Education 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "new Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



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CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

CUIN-600. Cataloging of Media Materials Credit 3(3-0) 

This course offers a survey of various media classifications, storage and retrieval models 
as applied to information centers and their operation. Students will be taught to catalog 
media by using both traditional and technological methods. 
CUIN-601. Reference Materials 

(Formerly Education Media 601) Credit 3(3-0) 

The selection, evaluation, and use of basic reference materials with emphasis on the selec- 
tion of materials, study of contents, methods of location, and practical application. 
CUIN-602. Extramural Studies II Credit 1-3 

Off-campus experiences with educational programs of agencies, organizations, institu- 
tions or businesses that give first hand experiences with youth and adults and aspects of 
education. Project reports and evaluation by permission of department. 
CUIN-605. Concepts of Career Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Career Education and manpower concepts in a changing society with emphasis on career 
awareness, career exploration, and career preparation for kindergarten through the 
postsecondary level. Development of career education models and evaluation schema. 
CUIN-606. Curricular Integration of Career Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Integration of Career Education within subject content areas. Special attention to math- 
ematics, social science, science, humanities, and career-oriented programs. 
CUIN-607. Administration of Career Education Programs Credit 3(3-0) 

The organization and implementation of Career Education Programs. Includes methods 
and models for inservice training for teachers and counselors. Evaluation of Career Edu- 
cation Programs. 

CUIN-608. Seminar in Career Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Review of literature, research, issues and problems in Career Education. 
CUIN-611. Utilization of Education Media Credit 3(2-2) 

(Formerly Education Media 602) 

Applies basic concept to problems in teaching and learning with school and adult audi- 
ences. Relates philosophical and psychological bases of communications to teaching. Dis- 
cusses the role of communications in problem solving, attitude formation, and teaching. 
Methods of selecting and using educational media materials effectively in teaching. Expe- 
rience in operating equipment, basic techniques in media preparation. Practice in planning 
and presenting a session. 

CUIN-612. Instructional Design Credit 3(3-0) 

The course will address the design, systematic development, implementation, modifica- 
tion, and ultimate evaluation of instructional programs. This will be inclusive of a survey 
of current research, objectives, outcomes, analysis of concepts, design of instructional 
sequences, and assessment of student performance. Each student will develop and assess 
at least one instructional program. 

CUIN-613. Media and Literature for Children Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will entail a study of children's literature with emphasis on aids and criteria 
for selection of books and other materials for preschool through late childhood ages, story- 
telling, and an investigation of reading interests. 



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CUIN-614. Book Selection and Related Materials for Young People 

(Formerly Education Media 607) Credit 3(3-0) 

A consideration of literature, reading interests, and non-book materials for young people. 
CUIN-616. Visual Media Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides students with general visual design criteria and the application of 
those criteria to a variety of visual media forms. Students will create and evaluate a variety 
of visual media, such as non-projected forms, projected forms, video, and computer visu- 
als. New forms of visuals maybe included as they are developed. Prerequisite: CUIN 611. 
CUIN-617. Computers in Education Credit 3(2-2) 

The student will be introduced to the various uses and functions of the computer in educa- 
tional settings. The integration of the computer as a tool for instructor and student use; and 
as a tutor for student use in a variety of formats will be addressed. A basic introduction to 
the Internet and the World Wide Web will also be provided. Students will also explore 
different hardware and software configurations. This is not a course for introducing com- 
puter usage. 

CUIN-618. BASIC and LOGO Programming Credit 3(3-0) 

Computer programming in languages appropriate for public school use will be addressed 
in this course. Students will learn program logic and structured programming for BASIC 
and LOGO. The course will include how to plan activities for elementary and secondary 
students in programming. 

CUIN-619. Learning Theories Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist learning theory families 
and how they impact instructional methods and technology. The course will include writ- 
ing instructional units based upon a variety of theoretical approaches. 
CUIN-620. Foundations in Reading Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 630) 

Basic reading course; consideration of the broad field of reading — its goal and nature; 
factors affecting its growth; sequential development of skills, attitudes and interests, types of 
reading approaches, organization and materials in teaching the fundamentals of reading. 
CUIN-621. Word Recognition/Identification Skills Credit 3(3-0) 

(Former Elementary Education and Reading 631) 

This course explores phonic (letter-sound correspondence), syntactic (grammar), seman- 
tic (meaning), morphemic (structure) and visual word identification techniques for word 
recognition in developmental, corrective and remedial reading programs. Methods of teach- 
ing and materials for introducing and reinforcing the skills are included. 
CUIN-622. Teaching Reading Through the Primary Years Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 635) 

Methods, materials, and techniques used in reading instructions of pre-school through 
grade three. An examination of learning, the teaching of reading, and curriculum experi- 
ences and procedures for developing reading skills. 
CUIN-623. Methods and Materials in Teaching Reading in the Elementary 

School Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 636) 

The application of principles of learning and child development to the teaching of reading 
and the related language arts. Methods and approaches to the teaching of reading in the 
elementary school, including phonics, developmental measures, informal testing proce- 
dures, and the construction and utilization of instructional materials. 

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CUIN-624. Teaching Reading in the Secondary School Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 637) 

Nature of a developmental reading program, initiating and organizing a high school read- 
ing program, the reading curriculum, including reading in the content subjects, critical 
reading, procedures and techniques, and corrective and remedial aspects. 
CUIN-625. Theory of American Public Education Credit 3(3-0) 

An examination of the philosophical resources, objectives, historical influences, social 
organization, administration, support, and control of public education in the United States. 
CUIN-626. History of American Education Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the historical development of education in the United States, emphasizing 
educational concepts and practices as they relate to political, social, and cultural develop- 
ments in the growth of a system of public education. 
CUIN-627. The Afro-American Experience in American 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Lectures, discussions, and research in the Afro- American in American education, includ- 
ing the struggle for literacy, contributions of Afro- Americans to theory, philosophy, and 
practice of education in the public schools, private and higher education. Traces the devel- 
opment of school desegregation, its problems and plans. 

CUIN-628. Seminar and Practicum in Urban Education Credit 3(1-4) 

A synthesis of practical experiences, ideas and issues pertinent to more effective teaching 
in urban areas. 

CUIN-629. Classroom Diagnosis in Reading Instruction Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 638) 

Methods, techniques and materials, used in the diagnosis of reading problems in the kin- 
dergarten-primary area through the intermediate level. Attention upon the pupil and the 
interpretation of physiological, psychological, sociological, and educational factors af- 
fecting learning to read. Opportunity for identification, analysis, interpretation of, and 
strategies for fulfilling the reading needs of all pupils. 

CUIN-630. Reading Practicum Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 639) 

Application of methods, materials and professional practices relevant to teaching pupils. 
Provisions for participation in and teaching of reading. Designed to coordinate the student's 
background in reading, diagnosis, learning and materials. Supervised student teaching. 
Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in reading. 

CUIN-63 1 . Reading for the Atypical Learner Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 640) 

Attention to the gifted child, the able retarded, the slow learner, the disadvantaged, and the 
linguistically different child. Special interest groups will be formed for investigation re- 
ports. 

CUIN-632. Basic Technology Literacy for K-12 Educators Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides instruction in basic computer literacy skills and classroom integra- 
tion for K-12 educators. The instruction is designed to meet the North Carolina Depart- 
ment of Public Instruction's requirements for basic level computer competencies for pub- 
lic school teachers. Topics include: word processing, spreadsheet usage, database design 
and management, teacher utilities, and fundamentals of modern computing. 



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CUIN-641. Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural 

Classroom Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on curricular and pedagogical practices that embrace the intellectual, 
emotional and contextual realities of a multicultural classroom. Holistic teaching methods 
that stress an inclusive, democratic, cooperative and multicultural environment consistent 
with a social justice framework will be emphasized in this course. 
CUIN-683. Curriculum in Early Childhood Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 683) 

Curriculum experiences and program planning appropriate to nursery, kindergarten, and 
primary education. An examination of theoretical models, bases of curriculum, and objec- 
tives relevant to early childhood education. 

CUIN-684. Methods in Early Childhood Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 684) 

Administration, principles, practices, methods, and resources in the organization of pre- 
school and primary programs. An interdisciplinary and team approach. Observation for 
teaching styles and strategies. 

Graduate Students Only 
CUIN-700. Introduction to Graduate Study Credit 2(2-0) 

Methods of research, interpretation of printed research data, and use of bibliographical tools. 
CUIN-701. Philosophy of Education Credit 3(3-0) 

A critical study of and a philosophic approach to educational problems. The nature and 
aims of education in a democratic society, relation of the individual to society, interests 
and disciplines, play and work freedom and control, subject matter and method. 
CUIN-702. Reading in Modern Philosophy of Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Study and analysis of selected topics in philosophy of education. 
CUIN-703. Educational Sociology Credit 3(3-0) 

The school as a social institution, school-community relations, social control of educa- 
tion, and structure of school society. 

CUIN-704. Foundations of Instructional Technology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides an overview of the Instructional Technology field. Students will be 
introduced to some of the significant issues, areas, and practices in instructional technol- 
ogy. The history, current trends, and issues in instructional technology and their implica- 
tions for education and training will be discussed during the course. This course also ex- 
amines the instructional applications of microcomputers and telecommunications in class- 
room settings. Students will be informed of job opportunities, professional associations, 
and literature of the profession. 

CUIN-709. Administration and Supervision Credit 3(3-0) 

This comprehensive course in organization and administration of schools, grades K-12, 
will focus primary emphasis on the following areas: (1) formal and informal organiza- 
tional structure, concepts and practices; (2) the management processes; (3) the adminis- 
trative functions, with particular reference to personnel, program, and fiscal management; 
and (4) leadership styles and the leadership role, with special attention to planning, deci- 
sion-making, and conflict-resolution. Prerequisite: CUIN-704. 

CUIN-710. Educational Statistics Credit 3(3-0) 

The essential vocabulary, concepts, and techniques of descriptive statistics as apply to 
problems in education and psychology. 



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CUIN-71 1. Methods and Techniques of Research Credit 3(3-0) 

Careful analysis and study of research problems; techniques and methods of approach. 
CUIN-712. Advanced Internet Uses in Education Credit 3(2-2) 

This course explores use of the Internet for the purpose of enhancing instructional activi- 
ties. Students will investigate a variety of resources on the Internet, which can be used for 
instructional purposes. Students will explore the World Wide Web and develop Web pages. 
Prerequisite: CUIN617. 
CUIN-714. Instructional Technology Services for Business and 

Industry Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces students to the impact of technology within business and industry 
and how learning in that environment warrants instruction that differs from that of tradi- 
tional education. Students will have the opportunity to (a) investigate various learning and 
presentation needs of business and industry clients; and (b) apply different delivery methods 
and techniques, and technological applications to specific audiences in that environment. 
CUIN-716. Multimedia Development and Evaluation Credit 3(2-2) 

This course offers experiences in the evaluation and development of multimedia instruc- 
tional presentations using computer-based multimedia capabilities. Theories and research 
in multimedia development will be discussed. Prerequisites: CUIN 612. 
CUIN-718. Media in Special Education and Reading Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to provide personnel in special education reading programs with 
experiences that will enable them to develop competencies and skills in the operation, 
care, and utilization and production of instructional materials and equipment pertinent to 
the achievement of their instructional objectives. 

CUIN-719. Internship in Instructional Technology Credit 3(1-4) 

This is a professional laboratory designed to provide the student with on-the-job training 
and direct experiences relating to his/her needs and interests in operating, organizing, and 
administering a well-rounded media program. Students will have an opportunity to de- 
velop research in an area related to practical experience. 

CUIN-720. Curriculum Development Credit 3(3-0) 

Basic concepts and modern trends in curriculum development for grades K-12; the pur- 
poses, objectives, and programs of the school; the relationships of allied subject areas to 
curriculum development; the relationship of the community; and the contributions and 
interrelationships of administrative personnel, other personnel, and lay persons to curricu- 
lum development. This course has a required field experience. 

CUIN-721. Curriculum in the Elementary School Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 721) 

Basic concepts of curriculum and curriculum development with attention to curriculum 
issues and to desirable instructional practices in the elementary school. 
CUIN-722. Curriculum in the Secondary School Credit 3(3-0) 

Curriculum development, functions of the secondary school, types of curricula; emphasis 
on trends, issues, and innovations. 

CUIN-723. Principles of Teaching Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the status of teaching as a profession in the United States; teacher obligations, 
responsibilities and opportunities for leadership in the classroom and community with 
special emphasis on principles of and procedures in teaching. 



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CUIN-724. Problems and Trends in Teaching Science Credit 3(3-0) 

Attention to major problems of the high school teacher of science. Lesson plans, assign- 
ments, test, etc., constructed and administered by each student in class. Audiovisual mate- 
rials, demonstration and laboratory techniques carried out. 

CUIN-725. Problems and Trends in Teaching Social Sciences Credit 3(3-0) 

Survey of major problems in the broad field of social studies and consideration of im- 
proved ways in presentation and class economy, including lesson plans, assignments, au- 
diovisual materials, and other means of facilitating learning. 
CUIN-726. Reading in the Content Areas 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 739) Credit 3(3-0) 

Attention on reading problems and procedures and materials for improving reading in the 
social studies, science, English, mathematics, foreign language, home economics, and 
other fields. 

CUIN-727. Workshop in Methods of Teaching Modern Mathematics for 
Junior and SeniorHigh School Teachers Credit 3(3-0) 

Model lesson plans, use of educational media, geometric and trigonometric devices, Truth 
Tables, and intuitive and formal logic in the teaching of modern mathematics in the junior 
and senior high school. 

CUIN-730. Problems in the Improvement of Reading Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 740) 

Study of current problems, issues, trends, and approaches in the teaching of reading includ- 
ing investigations of underlying principles of reading improvement; coverage of appraisal 
techniques, materials and procedures, innovative and corrective measures; and application 
of research data and literature. Prerequisite: A previous graduate course in reading. 
CUIN-731. Advanced Diagnosis in Reading Instruction Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 741) 

The diagnosis and treatment of reading difficulties. Study and interpretation of selected 
tests useful in understanding and analyzing physiological, psychological, sociological and 
educational factors related to reading difficulties. Case studies and group diagnosis. 
CUIN-732. Organization and Administration of Reading Program 
(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 742) Credit 3(3-0) 

Administrative acts requisite to the creation and guidance of a well-balanced, school-wide 
reading program. For all school personnel who are in a position to make administrative 
decisions regarding the school reading program. 

CUIN-733. Advanced Practicum in Reading Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 743) 
Actual experiences with youth and teachers in professional activities. 
CUIN-734. Seminar and Research in Reading Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 744) 

Evaluation of recent research concerning findings, approaches innovations, and organiza- 
tion of reading instruction. Selected topics for reports and research projects. Independent 
study of selected topics of experimentation. Prerequisite: 24 semester credit hours in gradu- 
ate courses. 



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CUIN-740. Distance Education Credit 3(2-2) 

Students will learn about a variety of distance education delivery systems and methods. 
Different technological configurations will be addressed. Students will review the research 
on the effectiveness of varied distance delivery systems. 

CUIN-741. Educational Software Evaluation and Design Credit 3(2-2) 

This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply instructional design tech- 
niques and learning theories to the evaluation and development of educational software. 
During the course students will learn storyboarding and use it as a means to create com- 
puter-based software. Some limited experiences with authoring software will be provided. 
Prerequisite: CUIN 612. 

CUIN-742. Authoring Software Credit 3(2-2) 

Students will utilize authoring software to create educational software or develop presen- 
tations. Students will import graphics, sound, and video into the authoring program and 
write appropriate script routines to implement a variety of actions within the program. 
Knowledge and usage of authoring software will enable students to create complex multi- 
media presentations or complex tutorial educational software. Prerequisite: CUIN 716 or 
CUIN 741. 
CUIN-743. Independent Study in Instructional 

Technology Variable Credit (1-3) 

Students will pursue individual project(s) and topic(s) of choice with the approval of the 
instructor. 

CUIN-744. Special Topics in Instructional Technology Variable Credit (1-3) 
This course will permit the investigation and study of developing areas/topics of concern 
in the field of instructional technology. 

CUIN-775. Independent Reading in Education I Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 785) 

Individual study and selected readings in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 
hours of graduate credit. 

CUIN-776. Independent Reading in Education II Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 786) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 
hours of graduate credit. 

CUIN-777. Independent Reading in Education III Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 787) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 
hours of graduate credit. 

CUIN-780. Comparative Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Historical and international factors influencing the development of national systems of 
education, recent changes in educational programs of various countries. 
CUIN-781. Issues in Elementary Education Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 781) 

A critical review of the background and functions of the elementary school as a social 
institution. Attention is given to increasing the ability to formulate the generalizations of 
development and learning into a meaningful framework for appraising current educational 
thinking and practice and predicting the direction in which these must move if elementary 
school programs are to continue to improve. 



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CUIN-782. Issues in Secondary Education Credit 3(3-0) 

An analysis of the role of the high school as an educational agency in a democracy. Attention 
is given to: ( 1 ) philosophical, psychological, and sociological bases for the selection of learning 
experiences; (2) contrasting approaches to curriculum construction; (3) teaching methods 
and materials; (4) evaluation procedures; and (5) school-community relationships. 
CUIN-783. Current Research in Elementary Education Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 783) 

A critical analysis of the current research in elementary education and the implications of 
such for elementary school educative experiences. 

CUIN-784. Current Research in Secondary Education Credit 3(3-0) 

A critical analysis of the current research in secondary education and the implications of 
such for high school educative experiences. 

CUIN-S-785. Independent Readings in Education I Credit 1(0-2) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 
hours of graduate credit. 

CUIN-S-786. Independent Readings in Education II Credit 2(2-4) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 
hours of graduate credit. 

CUIN-S-787. Independent Readings in Education III Credit 3(0-6) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 
hours of graduate credit. 

CUIN-S-790. Seminar in Educational Problems Credit 3(1-4) 

Intensive study, investigation, or research in selected areas of education; reports and con- 
structive criticism. Prerequisites: A minimum of 24 hours in prescribed graduate courses. 
CUIN-S-791. Thesis Research Credit 3 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

SPED-660. Introduction to Exceptional Children Credit 3(3-0) 

An overview of the educational needs of exceptional or "different" children in the regular 
classroom situation, emphasis placed on classroom techniques known to be most helpful 
to children having hearing losses, speech disorders, visual problems, emotional, social 
handicaps and intelligence deviation, including slow-learners and gifted children. An in- 
troduction to the area of special education. Designed for classroom teachers. 
SPED-661. Psychology of the Exceptional Child Credit 3(3-0) 

An analysis of psychological factors affecting identification and development of mentally 
retarded children, physically handicapped children, and emotionally and socially malad- 
justed children. 

SPED-662. Mental Deficiency Credit 3(3-0) 

A survey of types and characteristics of mental defectives; classification and diagnoses 
criteria for institutional placement and social control of mental deficiency. 
SPED-663. Measurement and Evaluation in Special Education Credit 3(3-0) 
The selection, administration, and interpretation of individual tests; intensive study of 
problems in testing exceptional and extremely deviant children; consideration to measure- 
ment and evaluation of children who are mentally, physically, and emotionally or socially 
handicapped. Emphasis upon the selection and use of group tests of intelligence and the 
interpretation of their results. 

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SPED-664. Materials, Methods and Problems in Teaching 

Mentally Retarded Children Credit 3(3-0) 

Basic organization of programs for the education of the mentally retarded; classification 
and testing of mental defectives; curriculum development and principles of teaching intel- 
lectually slow children. Attention is also given to the provision of opportunities for ob- 
serving and working with children who have been classified as mentally retarded. 
SPED-665. Practicum in Special Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Observation, participation, and teaching in an educational program for the mentally re- 
tarded. 

SPED-667. Specific Learning Disabilities Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will address specific learning problems associated with reading, writing, lan- 
guage, cognition, perception attention, arithmetic, social, and emotional disabilities. 
SPED-668. Children & Youth with Behavioral Disorders Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of issues, definitions, classification, characteristics, causes and prevalence of 
children and youth with behavioral disorders. It will examine models, assessment, and 
intervention strategies. 



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Electrical Engineering 



Ward Collis, Chairperson 

551 McNair Building 

(336)334-7761 

wjc@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 



The objective of graduate study in the Electrical Engineering Department is to provide 
an advanced level of study in the areas of: (i) computer engineering; (ii) power systems 
and controls; (iii) communication and signal processing; (iv) electronic and optical mate- 
rials and devices. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering program is de- 
signed to prepare graduates for doctoral level study or for advanced professional practice. 
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering provides instruction and inde- 
pendent research opportunities for students. The graduates of the MSEE and Ph.D. pro- 
gram in Electrical Engineering are well prepared for research oriented careers in industry, 
governmental laboratories, and in academia. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Electric Engineering - Master of Science 
Electrical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy 

MASTER OF SCIENCE 

General Program Requirements: 

The admission of students to the graduate degree program in the Department of Elec- 
trical Engineering is based upon a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering from an 
accredited institution. A grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for unconditional 
admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Provisional admis- 
sion may be granted to a candidate who possesses an accredited undergraduate degree in 
engineering or in a closely related discipline with an overall grade point of at least 2.8 out 
of 4.0, and has no background deficiencies requiring more than twelve semester hours at 
the undergraduate level. Graduate Record Examination scores for Master of Science De- 
gree in Electrical Engineering are required for international applicants and are also used 
in making decisions regarding financial assistance. 

Degree Requirements: 

Three options are offered in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. 
A minimum of 30 semester hours, including 6 hours of thesis are required for the "thesis 
option," a minimum of 33 hours, including 3 hours of special projects, are required for the 
"project option," and a minimum of 33 hours of coursework are required for the All-course 
work option. In order to graduate, students are required to maintain a grade point average 
of 3.0 in all graduate (600 and 700) level course work. A minimum of 50% of these courses 
must be at the 700 level. 



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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

General Program Requirement: 

Satisfying the minimum requirements described below does not guarantee admission. 
Denial of admission does not necessarily imply a negative evaluation of an applicant's 
qualifications. Limited space and other facilities often force limits on the number of stu- 
dents in certain specialties. For details concerning admission requirements, see Admis- 
sion and Other Information elsewhere in this catalog. 

Degree Requirements: 

1. Credit-Hour Requirements: The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering is based 
on the Dissertaion Option. This program requires 24 credit hours of coursework. At 
least 12 credit hours must be at the 800 level. A minimum of 12 credit hours of doc- 
toral dissertation 997, 3 hours of 992 and 6 hours of 995 are required. No more than 6 
credit hours at the graduate level in an area outside of electrical engineering will be 
accepted to satisfy a graduate area concentration as defined in section-9. Thus, total 45 
credit hours are required for the doctoral degree. The student should be encouraged to 
take all courses related to the subjects elected for his/her qualifying exam. 

2. Dissertation Research: There is no limit to the maximum number of dissertation, 
research, or special topics credits for Ph.D. students, but no more than 12 dissertation 
credits will be counted toward the 45 credit hours requirement described above. These 
credits alone do not constitute sufficient work at the dissertation/research level. 

3. Advisory Committee: Each student must form his or her advisory committee before 
or during the semester in which fifteen or more credits are completed toward the de- 
gree sought. 

4. Membership: All members of the student's advisory committee must be regular fac- 
ulty members of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Col- 
lege of Engineering. They must also be eligible to work with graduate students in this 
College. Others may serve in an ex-officio capacity, and must be identified as such on 
the appointment form. A vita for ex-officio members must be attached to the appoint- 
ment form. A student may submit a written request to change the membership of his or 
her advisory committee at any time. The request is subject to the approval of the com- 
mittee chair, the department Graduate Coordinator, and the School of Graduate Stud- 
ies. 

The advisory committee for a Ph.D. student consists of a chairperson, two other mem- 
bers from the Department of Electrical Engineering, and where appropriate, a repre- 
sentative from the selected concentration area outside the department. The chairman 
must be selected from the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering in the 
area of emphasis chosen by the student. A fifth member, the School of Graduate Stud- 
ies representative, will be appointed by the School of Graduate Studies when the Plan 
of Work is approved. The School of Graduate Studies representative attends the pre- 
liminary and final oral examinations and must sign the reports of those examinations, 
but does not otherwise participate in directing the student's technical work. Ph.D. com- 
mittees must contain five members. 

5. The Plan of Work: Each graduate student must submit a Plan of Work (PW) to the 
Office of the Electrical Engineering Graduate Coordinator during the term in which 
the student will complete 1 5 or more credits toward the degree sought. If the 1 5 credits 
are expected to be completed at the end of a regular semester, the Plan of Work must be 



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submitted one full week before the beginning of preregistration for the following se- 
mester. If the 15 credits will be completed at the end of a summer session, the Plan of 
Work must be submitted before registration day for the following semester. The Plan 
of Work shows committee chairperson, other committee members, and a sequential 
list of courses approved by that student's advisor. Each member's signature on the Plan 
of Work denotes their approval for the plan of study. Upon approval by the Graduate 
School, this Plan becomes the student's official guide to completing his/her program, 
and the listed individuals form the official Ph.D. Advisory Committee. 
6. Submission of Theses and Dissertations: Upon passing the Ph.D. final oral exami- 
nation, each Ph.D. student must have the thesis or dissertation approved by each mem- 
ber of the student's advisory committee. The thesis or dissertation must be submitted 
to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline given in the academic calendar, and 
must conform to the Guide For Preparation of Thesis and Dissertations, a copy of 
which may be obtained from the Electrical Engineering Graduate Office. Submission 
of Thesis and Dissertations to the School of Graduate Studies is by appointment only. 
Telephone numbers to be used for scheduling, and the location for turning in the thesis 
or dissertation, will be made available by the School of Graduate Studies. 

OTHER INFORMATION 

See "Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree" elsewhere in this catalog 
for information related to residence requirements, qualifying examination, preliminary 
examination, comprehensive examination, final oral examination, admission to candidacy, 
and time limit. Students should also consult the departmental handbook for more details. 

SUMMARY OF COURSE OFFERINGS 

The 600 level courses numbered 610-699 are open to qualified seniors and graduate 
students for masters program. Courses numbered 700 and above are only open to graduate 
students. 

COURSE # DESCRIPTION CREDIT HOURS 

ELEN 602 Semiconductor Theory and Devices 

ELEN 606 Digital Electronics 

ELEN 608 Analog Electronics 

ELEN 614 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Methods 

ELEN 615 Silicon Device Fabrication Laboratory 

ELEN 621 Embedded Systems Design 

ELEN 622 Embedded Systems Design Laboratory 

ELEN 623 Digital Systems 

ELEN 624 Computer Organization and Architecture Design 

ELEN 629 VLSI Circuit Design 

ELEN 630 VLSI Design Laboratory 

ELEN 647 Introduction to Telecommunication Networks 

ELEN 650 Digital Signal Processing I 

ELEN 65 1 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory 

ELEN 656 Probability and Random Processes 

ELEN 657 Image Processing 



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ELEN 662 Advanced Power Systems Laboratory 

ELEN 668 Automatic Control Theory 

ELEN 669 Control Laboratory 

ELEN 674 Genetic Algorithms 

ELEN 678 Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks 

ELEN 679 Machine Intelligence Laboratory 

ELEN 685 Selected Topics in Engineering 

ELEN 686 Special Projects 

ELEN 701 Electronic Ceramics 

ELEN 710 Wave and Fields in Radio Frequency (RF) and Optoelectronics 

ELEN 720 Theoretical Issue in Computer Engineering 

ELEN 72 1 Fault-Tolerant Digital System Design 

ELEN 723 System Design Using Programmable Logic Devices 

ELEN 724 Mixed-Signal VLSI Design 

ELEN 727 Switching and Finite Automata Theory 

ELEN 749 Digital Communications 

ELEN 752 Wireless Information Networks 

ELEN 762 Network Matrices and Graphs 

ELEN 764 Power System Planning 

ELEN 785 Masters Special Topics 

ELEN 792 Masters Seminar 

ELEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 

ELEN 794 Masters Supervised Research 

ELEN 796 Masters Project 

ELEN 797 Masters Thesis 

ELEN 801 Solid State Devices 

ELEN 802 Advanced Solid State Theory 

ELEN 803 Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices 

ELEN 804 Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization 

ELEN 805 Thin Film Technology for Device Fabrication 

ELEN 8 1 Theory and Techniques in Photonics 

ELEN 82 1 Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture 

ELEN 822 Error-Correcting Codes 

ELEN 823 Advanced VLSI Design 

ELEN 847 Telecommunication Networks 

ELEN 848 Information Theory 

ELEN 849 Data Communications 

ELEN 850 Digital Signal Processing II 

ELEN 857 Pattern Recognition 

ELEN 861 Power System Control and Protection 

ELEN 862 Computer Methods in Power Systems 

ELEN 865 Theory of Linear Systems 

ELEN 866 Discrete Time Systems 

ELEN 867 Neural Networks Design 

ELEN 868 Intelligent Methods for Control Systems 

ELEN 869 Machine Vision for Intelligent-Robotics 



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ELEN 870 Fuzzy Logic with Applications 3 (3-0) 

ELEN 871 Nonlinear Control Systems 3 (3-0) 

ELEN 885 Doctoral Special Topics 3 (3-0) 

ELEN 992 Doctoral Seminar 1 (0-1) 

ELEN 993 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 3 (0-3) 

ELEN 994 Doctoral Supervised Research 3 (0-3) 

ELEN 995 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 3 (0-3) 

ELEN 997 Doctoral Dissertation Var. (3-12) 

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE COURSES 
Under the Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs in Electrical Engineering 

ELEN-602 Semiconductor Theory and Devices Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a study of the phenomena of solid-state conduction and devices using band 
models, excess carriers in semiconductors, p-n junctions, and devices. Prerequisites: ELEN- 
460 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-606 Digital ElectronicsCredit 3(3-0) 

This course covers analysis, design and applications of digital integrated circuits. These 
circuits may include resistor-transistor logic (RTL), diode transistor logic (DTL), transis- 
tor-transistor (TTL), emitter-coupled logic (ECL), metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) gates 
and n-channel MOS (NMOS) logic, complementary MOS (CMOS) logic, Bipolar CMOS 
(BiCMOS) structures, memory circuits, and interfacing circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN-460 
or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-608 Analog Electronics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the analysis, design and application of analog integrated circuits. These 
circuits may include operational amplifiers, voltage comparators, voltage regulators, Inte- 
grated Circuit (IC) power amplifiers, Digital to Analog (D/A) and Analog to Digital (A/D) 
converters, voltage-controlled oscillators, phase-locked loops, other special-function inte- 
grated circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN-460 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-614 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents the various processes utilized in the fabrication of semiconductor 
integrated circuits. Oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, metalization, and epitaxial pro- 
cesses will be discussed. Limits on device design and performance will be considered. 
Prerequisite: ELEN-470 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-615 Silicon Device Fabrication Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

Laboratory experiments in the fabrication of silicon p-n junction diodes, MOS capacitors 
and MOS field effect transistors will be performed. Oxidation, diffusion, photolithogra- 
phy, and metalization techniques will be presented. Co-requisite: ELEN-614. 

ELEN-621 Embedded Systems Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a survey of modern methods for specifying algorithms, simulating systems, 
and mapping specifications onto embedded systems. It presents an introduction to the 
technologies used in the design and implementation of programmable embedded systems, 
such as programmable processors, cores, memories, dedicated and configurable hardware, 
software tools, schedulers, code generators, and system-level design tools. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-622 Embedded Systems Design Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

This laboratory course is an introduction to developing processor-based embedded sys- 
tems. The development tools include a C++ cross compiler, an Electronically Program- 
mable Read Only Memory (EPROM), and an Application Specific Integrated Circuit 
(ASIC) programmer. A student project is part of the laboratory requirements. Co-requi- 
site: ELEN-621. 

ELEN-623 Digital Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

Digital system top-down design and analysis will be presented. Topics include timing, 
power and performance issues in digital circuits, Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hard- 
ware Description Language (VHDL)-based system analysis and synthesis, hardware-soft- 
ware co-design, data-flow models, and digital system primitives. Prerequisites: ELEN- 
427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-624 Computer Organization and Architecture Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the design of modern uniprocessors and their memory, and Input/Out- 
put (I/O) subsystems. Performance, microarchitecture, and design philosophies used to 
realize pipeline, superscalar, Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) and Complete 
Instruction Set Computer (CISC) processors will be studied. Prerequisites: ELEN-427 or 
consent of instructor. 

ELEN-629 VLSI Circuit Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will study CMOS technology and device characteristics in order to develop 
layout design rules for VLSI circuit building blocks, such as inverters and logic gates. 
Layout techniques for complex gates and designing combinational and sequential logic 
circuits will be introduced. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-630 VLSI Design Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

This is an introduction of Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for integrated circuit de- 
sign and verification. These CAD tools include; geometric pattern generators, design rule 
checkers, circuit simulators, and Programmable Logic Array (PLA) generators. A student 
design project is part of the laboratory requirements. Co-requisite: ELEN-629. 

ELEN-647 Introduction to Telecommunication Networks Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces telecommunication networks utilization and design. Emphasis is 
on using and designing voice, video and image digital networks. Prerequisite: ELEN-400. 

ELEN-650 Digital Signal Processing I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course develops a working knowledge of the basic signal processing functions, such 
as digital filtering spectral analysis, and detection/post-detection processing. Methods of 
generating the coefficients for digital filters will be derived. Alternate structures for fil- 
ters, such as infinite impulse response and finite impulse response will be compared. The 
effect of finite register length will be covered. Prerequisites: ELEN-400 or consent of 
instructor. 

ELEN-651 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

Experiments and student projects will be performed which are related to the practical 
applications of digital signal processing techniques to data acquisition, digital filtering, 
control, spectral analysis, and communications. Co-requisite: ELEN-650. 



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ELEN-656 Probability and Random Processes Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers probability, random variables, random processes, Gaussian processes, 
probabilistic description of signals and noise, including joint, marginal and conditional 
densities, autocorrelation, cross-correlation and power spectral density; linear and nonlin- 
ear transformations; linear least-squares estimation, and signal detection. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-3 10 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-657 Image Processing Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with concepts and techniques for digital image analysis and processing. 
Topics include image representation, image enhancement, edge extraction, image seg- 
mentation, geometric structure, feature extraction, knowledge representation, and image 
understanding. Prerequisite: ELEN-400 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-661 Power Systems Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

The course studies power system representation, transmission lines, symmetrical and asym- 
metrical faults, electric power flow, power systems control and stability. Prerequisite: ELEN- 
430. 

ELEN-662 Advanced Power Systems Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

In this laboratory course, basic concepts, transmission lines, power flows, faults, and tran- 
sient and steady-state stability will be investigated. Prerequisite: ELEN-436 or consent of 
instructor. Co-requisite: ELEN-661. 

ELEN-668 Automatic Control Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces the theory of linear systems represented by state equations. Topics 
include Jordan canonical form, solutions to state equations, relationship to transfer func- 
tions, stability, controllability, and pole placement design. Prerequisite: ELEN-410 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

ELEN-669 Control Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

This laboratory course demonstrates methods of system identification and control. Verifi- 
cations of control system designs in both the time domain and frequency domain will be 
studied. Co-requisite: ELEN-661. 

ELEN-674 Genetic Algorithms Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the theory and application of genetic algorithms. Genetic algorithms 
combine a Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest with a randomized, yet structured, informa- 
tion exchange to form an improved search mechanism with surprising robustness. Engi- 
neering applications of genetic algorithms for design and control will be presented. Pre- 
requisite: ELEN-410 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-678 Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces neural network design and development. Emphasis is on designing 
and implementing information processing systems that autonomously develop operational 
capabilities in adaptive response to an information environment. Prerequisite: ELEN-400 
or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-679 Machine Intelligence Laboratory Credit 2(1-3) 

This laboratory will explore the design and development of intelligent, autonomous, physical 
agents. An emphasis will be placed upon machine intelligence experiments with visual 
sensors, tactile sensors, robotic manipulators and autonomous inexpensive mobile robots. 
Prerequisite: ELEN-433 or consent of instructor. Co-requisite: ELEN-678. 



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ELEN-685 Selected Topics in Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This lecture course is used to introduce engineering topics of current interest to students 
and faculty. The subject matter will be identified before the beginning of the course. Pre- 
requisite: consent of instructor. 

ELEN-686 Special Projects Credit Var (1-3) 

This is an investigation of an engineering topic which is arranged between a student and a 
faculty advisor. Project topics may be analytical and/or experimental and should encour- 
age independent study. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

ELEN-701 Electronic Ceramics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces the properties of ceramic materials in electronic applications. The 
effects of processing parameters on the ultimate device characteristics will be investi- 
gated. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-710Wave and Fields in Radio Frequency (RF) and Optoelectronics 

Credit 3(3-0) 

This course emphasizes principles, phenomena and methods relevant to RF and lightwave 
technology. The topics will include basic electromagnetic propagation in free space and 
material media, guided electromagnetic waves, modes and mode coupling, and Bragg and 
other types of scattering. This course will establish the field principles of RF, integrated 
optic and fiber based devices and circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN-450 or ELEN-470 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

ELEN-720 Theoretical Issues in Computer Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce some basic theoretical aspects of computer engineer- 
ing. It includes selected topics in the set theory, elements of algebra such as semigroups, 
monoids, groups, rings, and fields, quotient groups and homomorphism theorems. It also 
includes finite state machines, the Myhill-Nerode theory, pseudo/random generators, lin- 
ear feed back registers, introduction to error correcting codes and Turing Machines. Vari- 
ous applications will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-721 Fault-Tolerant Digital System Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers reliability, test generation, self checking techniques, principles and 
applications of fault-tolerant design techniques. Prerequisite: ELEN-625 or consent of 
instructor. 

ELEN-723 System Design Using Programmable Logic Devices Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will cover and compare many commercially available Programmable Logic 
Devices and consider their applications in both combinational and sequential logic system 
design. Students will also be familiarized with hardware description language such as 
VHDL and ABELTM and shown how design ideas can be efficiently translated into pro- 
grammable hardware implementations. Prerequisite: ELEN-623 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-724 Mixed-Signal VLSI Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce CMOS circuit techniques for low-power, low-voltage mixed- 
signal integrated circuits. Continuous-time signal processing, sampled-data analog filters, 
delta-sigma data converters, and mixed analog-digital layout techniques will be introduced. 
Prerequisite: ELEN-629 or consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-727 Switching and Finite Automata Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents the abstract mathematical modeling of combinational and sequential 
switching networks. Finite automata theory and fault tolerant concepts with applications 
to both combinational networks and finite state machines will be presented. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-749 Digital Communications Credit 3(3-0) 

The fundamental theory and applications of the digital communications system are dis- 
cussed based on the knowledge of the probability theory. Topics in digital communica- 
tions include sampling, quantizing, coding, detection, modulation/ demodulation, signal- 
to-noise ratio, and error probability. Prerequisites: ELEN-449 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-752 Wireless Information Networks Credit 3(3-0) 

Fundamental theory and applications of wireless mobile communication systems are cov- 
ered for voice, data, and multimedia. Topics in wireless networks include characterization 
of radio propagation, source and channel coding, theory and analysis of wireless data 
networks, and wireless Local Area Networks (LANs). The wireless LANs discussion in- 
cludes multiple access techniques and computer simulation of radio channels. Prerequi- 
sites: ELEN-452 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-762 Network Matrices and Graphs Credit 3(3-0) 

Use of vector space techniques in the description, analysis and realization of networks 
modeled as matrices and graphs. The course investigates vector space concepts in the 
modeling and study of networks. The system concept of networks is introduced and ex- 
plored as a dimensional space consideration in terms of matrices and graphs. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-400 or equivalent. 

ELEN-764 Power System Planning Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents an overview of the issues and methods relevant to power systems 
planning. The course reviews the basics of financial analysis, regression analysis, fore- 
casting, and reliability. Special topics relevant to power systems, such as deregulation, 
peak-load forecasts, load management and representation, and the loss-of-load probabil- 
ity (LOLP) method are also considered. Prerequisite: ELEN-661 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-785 Masters Special Topics Credit 3(3-0) 

This lecture course is used to introduce engineering topics of current interest to master 
students and faculty. The subject matter will be identified before the beginning of the 
course. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

ELEN-792 Masters Seminar Credit 1(1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in electrical engineering and allied fields will be pre- 
sented. Prerequisite: Master level standing. 

ELEN-793 Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3(0-3) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the 
student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the 
assignment. Prerequisite: Master level standing. 

ELEN-794 Masters Supervised Research Credit 3(0-3) 

This course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty member. It is not 
intended to serve as the project or thesis topic of the masters student. Prerequisite: Master 
level standing and consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-796 Masters Project Credit 3(3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A 
written proposal, which outlines the nature of the project, must be submitted for approval. 
This course is only available to project option students. Prerequisite: Masters standing and 
consent of instructor. 

ELEN-797 Masters Thesis Credit Var. (3-6) 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis 
committee chairperson leading to the completion of the Masters thesis. This course is only 
available to thesis option students. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. 

ELEN-801 Solid State Devices Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with p-n junction and Schottky barrier diodes, bipolar junction and field 
effect transistors, heterostructure devices (e.g., heterojunction bipolar transistors and so- 
lar cells), and device modeling and simulation. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of 
instructor. 

ELEN-802 Advanced Solid State Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents the physical properties of solids, including crystal lattice structure, 
atomic bonding, the band theory of electronic conduction, carrier mobilities, and scatter- 
ing mechanisms. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-803 Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents the physics of compound semiconductors, epitaxial crystal growth, 
quantum well and superlattice devices, compound semiconductor FETs, and photonic de- 
vices. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-804 Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers electrical, optical, and physical/chemical characterization of semicon- 
ductor materials and devices. Laboratory demonstrations will be presented on selected 
characterization techniques. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-805 Thin Film Technology for Device Fabrication Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will focus on the preparation and properties of thin film electronic materials 
(dielectrics, metals, epitaxial layers). Topics will include: basic vacuum technology; theo- 
ries of condensation, nucleation and growth of thin films; deposition techniques (chemi- 
cal vapor deposition, vaporization, sputtering); epitaxial growth of semiconductor materi- 
als (molecular beam epitaxy, vapor phase epitaxy, liquid phase epitaxy); and applications 
of the deposition processes to the fabrication of heterostructure devices. Prerequisite: ELEN- 
602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-810 Theory and Techniques in Photonics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will concentrate on photonic materials such as semiconductors and oxide 
materials for opto-electronic integrated optic and nonlinear optic guided wave devices 
such as lasers, modulators and fibers. The course will also cover photonic systems for 
computing, communications, sensing, and data acquisition, processing and storage. Pre- 
requisites: ELEN-450 or ELEN-470 and ELEN-602. 

ELEN-821 Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces the design and performance issues of array processors and multi- 
processors. Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW), data-flow machines, array processors, 
interconnection networks, and memory structures will be discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN- 
624 or consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-822 Error-Correcting Codes Credit 3(3-0) 

In this course, the basic principles of coding, such as error control schemes, coding in com- 
munication systems, and block coding, are studied. Linear block codes, polynomial algebra 
and cyclic codes, block codes based on finite field arithmetic, convolution codes, coding for 
bursty channels, coding for bandwidth limited channels, codes for computer memories and 
error detection and correction methods will be discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-625. 

ELEN-823 Advanced VLSI Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces the design of very high performance digital circuits, interconnect 
modeling, and packaging. Timing issues in digital circuits, designing memory and array 
structures, reliability and yield predictions, design synthesis, and validation and testing of 
VLSI circuits will be discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-629 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-847 Telecommunication Networks Credit 3(3-0) 

The course familiarizes the student with the concepts of the International Standards Orga- 
nization Open Systems Interconnection (ISO OSI) standards for the seven layer network 
model. This course introduces techniques for the analysis and optimization of computer 
networks, and illustrates some of the technical issues of current networks. Prerequisites: 
ELEN-647. 

ELEN-848 Information Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers topics in classical information theory such as entropy, source coding, chan- 
nel coding, and rate distortion theory. Several related topics are discusses, including entropy 
for Markov sources and entropy for the extension of sources. Prerequisite: ELEN-749. 

ELEN-849 Data Communications Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an extended study of digital communications. Various topics in the upper 
level of digital communications, such as channel coding, synchronization, multiplexing, 
multiple access, and frequency spreading are discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-749 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

ELEN-850 Digital Signal Processing II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with advanced topics in digital signal processing. Topics include the 2- 
D sampling theorem, the 2-D z-transform, the 2-D discrete Fourier transform, 2-D filters, 
and computational structures for the implementation of multi-dimensional digital signal 
processing algorithms. Prerequisite: ELEN-650 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-857 Pattern Recognition Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers classical topics in statistical decision function, Bayesian learning, error 
probability estimation, cluster-seeking, and deterministic approach. Several related topics 
are discussed, including stochastic approximation, feature selection and ranking, syntactic 
and structural pattern recognition. Prerequisite: ELEN-657. 

ELEN-861 Power System Control and Protection Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with power and voltage control systems, and power systems protection 
by relays. Related topics are also covered. Prerequisite: ELEN-661 or ELEN-668. 

ELEN-862 Computer Methods in Power Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course deals with commercially available software for modeling and analysis of elec- 
tric power systems. Prerequisites: ELEN-661 or equivalent. 

ELEN-865 Theory of Linear Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces modern control system design and analysis. Topics include linear- 
quadratic regulators, state estimators, and discrete-time control systems. Issues discussed 
include stability, robustness, and optimality. Prerequisites: ELEN-668 or equivalent. 

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ELEN-866 Discrete Time Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

In this course, analyses and syntheses of discrete time systems are carried out using Z- 
transform and state variable representations. The controllability and observability, stabil- 
ity criteria, sampled spectral densities and correlation sequence, optimum filtering and 
control of random processes are discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-668 or equivalent. 

ELEN-867 Neural Networks Design Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the design of neural network systems using CM AC (Cerebellum Model 
Articulation Controller), back propagation, and multifunction hybrid networks. Prerequi- 
site: ELEN -678 or equivalent. 

ELEN-868 Intelligent Methods for Control Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

The course covers advanced control methods for dynamic systems. The focus will be on 
intelligent control algorithms, and adaptive and self-learning methods. Stability analysis 
and performance simulation will also be addressed. Prerequisite: ELEN -668 or consent 
of instructor. 

ELEN-869 Machine Vision for Intelligent-Robotics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a study of visual/non-visual sensor technologies for the intelligent control 
of a robot. The course will cover image understanding, non-contact sensor analysis, and 
data fusion for intelligent robotics system design. Prerequisite: ELEN-657. 

ELEN-870 Fuzzy Logic With Applications Credit 3(3-0) 

The course objective is to understand the basic theory and the foundations of fuzzy sets. 
Fuzzy logic is shown to contain evidence, possibility, and probability logic. This course 
emphasizes engineering applications in control, decisions-making, and pattern recogni- 
tion. The hardware/software implementation of those applications is also demonstrated. 
Prerequisite: ELEN -668 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-871 Nonlinear Control Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course explores the basic issues of nonlinear system analysis and control. The course 
will introduce the general characteristics of nonlinear behavior and some of the tools needed 
to analyze and understand them. It will also introduce basic concepts of stability theory, 
especially Lyaunov's. Some basic design techniques for the control of these systems, such 
as the sliding mode method and feedback linearization, will be introduced. Prerequisite: 
ELEN -668 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-885 Doctoral Special Topics Credit 3(3-0) 

This lecture course is used to introduce engineering topics of current interest to doctoral 
students and faculty. The subject matter will be identified before the beginning of the 
course. Prerequisite: Doctoral student and consent of instructor. 

ELEN-992 Doctoral Seminar Credit 1(0-1) 

In this course, doctoral students attend colloquia or seminars. These consist of presenta- 
tions by doctoral students on dissertation topics and works-in-progress and by guests on 
important classical, contemporary, or research problems in electrical engineering. Prereq- 
uisite: Doctoral level standing. 

ELEN-993 Doctoral Supervised Teaching Credit 3(0-3) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the 
student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the 
assignment. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing. 



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ELEN-994 Doctoral Supervised Research Credit 3(0-3) 

This is supervised research under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. It is 
not intended to serve as the dissertation topic of the doctoral student. Prerequisite: Doc- 
toral level standing and consent of instructor. 

ELEN-995 Doctoral Preliminary Examination Credit 3(0-3) 

This course is for students who are preparing for and taking the written and/oral prelimi- 
nary examination. Prerequisite: Doctoral student and consent of advisor. 

ELEN-997 Doctoral Dissertation Credit Var. (3-12) 

This supervised research serves as the dissertation of the doctoral student. Twelve credits 
of dissertation are required for graduation. Prerequisite: Doctoral student and consent of 
advisor. 



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English 

Jimmy L. Williams, Chairperson 

202 Crosby Hall 

(336)334-7771 

jimmyw@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of the English Department are to provide in-depth training in English 
Education; English, American, and African- American literature; folklore; and language. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

English and African- American Literature - Master of Arts 
English Education - Master of Science 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE M.A. PROGRAM IN EN- 
GLISH AND AFRICAN- AMERICAN LITERATURE AND THE M.S. PRO- 
GRAM IN ENGLISH EDUCATION 

All applicants to the M.A. program must have earned a bachelor's degree from a four- 
year college. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of twenty- four (24) under- 
graduate hours in English. The hours must include at least three semester hours of 
Shakespeare, three of American literature, three of English literature, three of world litera- 
ture or contemporary literature, three of advanced grammar, and three of advanced com- 
position. 

A student who fails to meet these qualifications will be expected to satisfy the require- 
ments by enrolling in undergraduate courses before beginning graduate studies in English. 

Scores for the verbal sections of the GRE general test and for the GRE Literature and 
English test must be submitted for consideration as a part of the admission process. 

Application forms may be obtained from the office of the Graduate School and must 
be completed and returned to the Graduate Office. Two (2) official transcripts of previous 
undergraduate or graduate records and three (3) letters of recommendation must be for- 
warded to the Graduate Office before action can be taken on the application. An applicant 
may be admitted to the program unconditionally, provisionally, or as a special student. 

Unconditional Admission. To qualify for unconditional admission to the programs, an 
applicant must have earned an overall average of 3.0 on a four-point system (or 2.0 on a 
three-point system) in undergraduate studies. 

Provisional Admission. An applicant may be admitted to graduate studies on a provi- 
sional basis if (1) the record of undergraduate preparation reveals deficiencies that can be 
removed near the beginning of graduate study, or if (2) the applicant lacks the required 
grade point average for unconditional admission. The applicant may then become eligible 
for unconditional admission by successfully completing the first nine (9) hours of course 
work with a 3.0 or better average. Students admitted provisionally may also be required to 
pass examinations to demonstrate their knowledge in certain areas or to take special un- 
dergraduate courses to improve their background. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 
in undergraduate work is required for provisional admission. 



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Special Students. Students not seeking the M.A. or M.S. degree may be admitted in 
order to take courses for self-improvement or for renewal of teaching certificates. If the 
student subsequently wishes to purse the M.A. or M.S. program, he or she must request an 
evaluation of the work. Under no circumstances may the student apply toward a degree 
program more than twelve (12) hours earned as a special student. 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



M.A. AND M.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Except for the foreign language requirement and the professional education courses, 
the program requirements are the same for the M.S. in English-Education as they are for 
the M.A. in English and African-American Literature. A reading knowledge of French, 
German, or Spanish is required for the M.A. degree. 

Total Hours Required. The M.A. and M.S. programs consist of two distinct but parallel 
elements. The student may elect to take twenty-seven (27) hours of course work and write 
a thesis for three (3) hours credit in order to satisfy the thirty-hour minimum requirement. 
The student may also elect not to write a thesis and take an additional three (3) hours of 
course work in order to satisfy the thirty-hour minimum requirement. Three courses are 
required: English 754 - History and Structure of the English Language; English 753 - 
Literary Research and Bibliography; and English 700 - Literary Analysis and Criticism. 
The student must take twelve (12) hours in African-American Literature. 

Approximately fifty percent of the courses offered each semester will be open only to 
graduate students. These courses are on the 700 level. Students enrolled in both programs 
must complete fifteen (15) hours of course work at the 700 level. Students in the M.S. 
program may apply 700 level professional education courses toward meeting this require- 
ment. All 600 level courses are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Grades Required. Students in the programs must maintain a 3.0 average in order to 
satisfy the grade requirements of the program. If a student receives a C or lower in more 
than two (2) courses, he or she will be dropped from the program. 

Amount of Credit Accepted for Transfer. The Graduate School will accept six (6) se- 
mester hours of transfer credit from another institution for those students enrolled in de- 
gree programs. 

Other Requirements (Comprehensive and Thesis Examinations). For the M.A. and M.S. 
degrees, students must pass a three (3 ) hour written comprehensive examination adminis- 
tered by the English Department. The comprehensive examination will cover only mate- 
rial to which the student has been exposed in course work at A&T The comprehensive 
examination may be taken twice. An additional comprehensive examination in education 
is required of persons pursuing the M.S. degree. Those students who elect to write a thesis 
must meet the deadlines projected by the Graduate School in addition to standing for a 
one-hour oral examination which constitutes a defense of the thesis. The defense may be 
attempted twice. 



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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Both the M.A. and M.S. degrees prepare students to pursue graduate study for the 
doctorate in English and related fields. The M.S. prepares one to teach on the secondary 
and college levels. The M.A. degree is designed primarily to prepare one for college teach- 
ing and for admission to doctoral programs. 

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR M.A. DEGREE 

Non-Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

1. Required: English 700, 753, 754 

2. Twelve (12) hrs. from: English 650, 652, 654, 656, 658, 660, 760, 762, 764, 766 

3. Nine (9) hrs. from: English 603, 620, 628, 662, 702, 704, 720, 749, 750, 751, 752, 
770, 775 

4. Foreign Language: Demonstrated proficiency in French, Spanish, or German. 
Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

1 . Required: English 700, 753, 754 

2. Nine to twelve (9-12) hrs. from: English 650, 652, 654, 658, 660, 760, 762, 764, 
766 

3. Nine (9) hrs. from: English 603, 620, 628, 662, 702, 704, 720, 749, 750, 751, 752, 
755, 770 

4. Foreign Language: Demonstrated proficiency in French, Spanish, or German. 

5. Thesis Research: English 775, 3 semester hours 

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR M.S. DEGREE 

Non-Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a Master 
of Science in Education, the student must complete the following: 

1. English 700, 753, 754 

2. Fifteen ( 1 5) hrs. from: English 603, 620, 628, 650, 652, 654, 656, 658, 660, 662, 702, 
704, 749, 750, 751, 752, 755, 760, 762, 764, 766 

3. Six (6) semester hours of professional education courses. The recommended courses 
are CUIN 701 or CUIN 720 and HUDS 726. 

Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a Master 
of Science in Education, the student must complete the following: 

1. English 700, 753, 754 

2. Twelve (12) hrs. from: English 603, 620, 628, 650, 652, 654, 658, 660, 662, 702, 704, 
720, 749, 750, 751, 752, 755, 760, 762, 764, 766, 770 

3. Thesis Research: English 775, 3 semester hours 

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates and Graduates 

ENGL 600 Language Variations in American English 

ENGL 603 Introduction to Folklore 

ENGL 620 Elizabethan Drama 

ENGL 626 Children's Literature 

ENGL 627 Literature for Adolescents 






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ENGL 628 The American Novel 

ENGL 650 African-American Folklore 

ENGL 652 African-American Drama 

ENGL 654 African-American Novel I 

ENGL 656 African- American Novel II 

ENGL 658 African- American Poetry I 

ENGL 660 African-American Poetry II 

ENGL 662 History of American Ideas 

ENGL 672 Independent Study in English 

Graduate Courses, Open Only to Graduate Students 

ENGL 700 Literary Analysis and Criticism 

ENGL 702 Milton 

ENGL 704 Eighteenth Century English Literature 

ENGL 710 Language Arts for Elementary Teachers I 

ENGL 7 1 1 Language Arts for Elementary Teachers II 

ENGL 720 Studies in American Literature 

ENGL 749 Romantic Prose and Poetry of England 

ENGL 750 Victorian Literature 

ENGL 75 1 Modern British and Continental Fiction 

ENGL 752 Restoration and 1 8th Century Drama 

ENGL 753 Literary Research and Bibliography 

ENGL 754 History and Structure of the English Language 

ENGL 755 Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric 

ENGL 760 Non-Fiction by African- American Writers 

ENGL 762 Short Fiction by African-American Writers 

ENGL 764 African- American Aesthetics 

ENGL 766 Seminar in African- American Literature and Language 

ENGL 770 Seminar 

ENGL 775 Thesis Research 

ENGLISH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 

ENGL 600. Language Variations in American English Credit 3(3-0) 

A survey of regional and social dialects in the United States and a study of their interrela- 
tionship; examples of some of the motivations for dialectical divergences, especially in the 
instance of non-standard dialects; and a consideration of functional varieties and social 
dialect shifting. Prerequisites: English 310 or graduate standing. (Demand) 

ENGL 603. Introduction to Folklore Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2498) 

Basic introduction to the study and appreciation of folklore. (Cross listed as Anthropology 
603). (S/alternate years) 

ENGL 620. Elizabethan Drama Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2741) 

Chief Elizabethan plays, tracing the development of dramatic forms from early works to 
the close of the theaters in 1642. Prerequisite: English 210, 220-221. ( S/alternate years) 



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ENGL 626. Children's Literature Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2476) 

This course is a study of the types of literature designed especially for students in elemen- 
tary, intermediate, and middle schools. (Not accepted for credit toward graduate concen- 
tration in English.) Prerequisite: English 101, Humanities 200-201. (F; S; SS) 

ENGL 627. Literature for Adolescents Credit 3(3-0) 

A course to acquaint prospective and in-service teachers with a wide variety of good lit- 
erature that is of interest to adolescents. Emphasis on thematic approach to the study of 
literature, continental writers, book selection, and motivating students to read widely and 
independently with depth and understanding. Prerequisite: English 101, 200, and 201 or 
graduate standing. ( F) 

ENGL 628. The American Novel Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2478) 

A history of the American novel from Cooper to Faulkner; Melville, Twain, Howells, James, 
Dreiser, Lewis, Hawthorne, Faulkner and Hemingway will be included. Prerequisite: En- 
glish 210. (Demand) 

ENGL 650. African-American Folklore Credit 3(3-0) 

This course studies folk tales, ballads, riddles, proverbs, superstitions, and folk songs of 
African-Americans. Parallels will be drawn between folklore peculiar to African-Ameri- 
cans and that of Africa, the Caribbean, and other nationalities. (S) 

ENGL 652. African-American Drama Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a detailed study of the dramatic theory and practice of black American 
writers against the backdrop of Continental and American trends. Special attention will be 
given to the works of major figures from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Works by 
Bontemps, Cullen, Hughes, Hansberry, Ward, Davis, Baldwin, Baraka (Jones), Gordone, 
and Bullins will be included. (Demand) 

ENGL 654. African-American Novel I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an intensive bibliographical, critical, and interpretative study of novels 
by major African- American writers through 1940. Novelists emphasized include Dunbar, 
Chestnutt, Toomer, McKay, Larsen, Hurston, Griggs, Fauset, and Wright. ( F) 

ENGL 656. African-American Novel II Credit 3(3-0) 

This courses is an intensive bibliographical, critical, and interpretative study of novels by 
major African- American writers after 1 940. Novelists emphasized include Wright, Ellison, 
Baldwin, Himes, Demby, Williams, Walker, Brooks, Petry, Gaines, and Mayfield. ( S) 

ENGL 658. African-American Poetry I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an intensive study of African- American poetry from its beginning to 1940, 
with special attention given to poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Poets to be studied in- 
clude Terry, Hammon, Wheatley, A. A. Whitman, Horton, Braithwaite, J.W Johnson, Home, 
Fenton Johnson, George Douglas Johnson, McKay, Cullen, Cuney, and Hughes. (Demand) 

ENGL 660. African-American Poetry II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an intensive study of African- American poetry from 1940 to the present 
with considerable attention given to the revolutionary poets of the sixties and seventies. 
Poets to be studied include Hughes, Walker, FM. Davis, Brooks, Brown, Hayden, Tolson, 
Lee, Reed, Giovanni, Angelou, Jeffers, Sanchez, Redmond, Fabio, Fields, and Baraka. (F) 



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ENGL 662. History of American Ideas Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of major ideas that have animated American thought from the beginning to the 
present. (Demand) 

ENGL 672. Independent Study in English Credit 3(3-0) 

Provides an opportunity for students to pursue independently in-depth study in literature, 
linguistics, or professional writing. Work done in literature in this course may serve as 
groundwork for students pursuing the thesis option. Prerequisites: Second semester jun- 
ior, senior, or graduate standing, and prior consultation with department faculty. (F; S; SS) 

Graduate Students Only 

ENGL 700. Literary Analysis and Criticism Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2485) 

An introduction to intensive textual analysis of poetry, prose fiction, prose non-fiction, 
and drama. A study of basic principles and practices in literary criticism and of the various 
schools of criticism from Plato to Eliot. (SS) 

ENGL 702. Milton Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2486) 

A study of the works of Milton in relation to the cultural trends of the seventeenth-century 
England. Emphasis is placed upon Milton s poetry. (S/alternate years) 

ENGL 704. Eighteenth Century English Literature Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2487) 

A study of the major prose and poetry writers of the eighteenth century in relation to the 
cultural and literary trends. Dryden, Defoe, Swift, Fielding, Addison, Pope, Johnson, and 
Blake will be included. (Demand) 

ENGL 710. Language Arts for Elementary Teachers I Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2488) 

A course designed to provide elementary school teachers with an opportunity to discuss 
problems related to the language arts taught in the elementary school. (Not accepted for 
credit towards concentration in English.) (S S/alternate years) 

ENGL 711. Language Arts for Elementary Teachers II Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of the study of relevant language situations with which elementary teach- 
ers should be concerned. Emphasis will be placed on strategies for guiding pupils to ex- 
plore the nature and structure of language and for teaching essential language skills. (Not 
accepted for credit towards concentration in English.) (SS/alternate years) 

ENGL 720. Studies in American Literature Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2489) 

A study of major American prose and poetry writers. (SS/alternate years) 

ENGL 749. Romantic Prose and Poetry of England Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2490) 

A study of late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century British authors whose 
works reveal characteristics of Romanticism. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, Keats, 
Byron, Lamb, Carlyle, and DeQuincey will be included. (SS/alternate years) 

ENGL 750. Victorian Literature Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of nineteenth-century Victorian writing, including poetry, fiction, and non-fictional 
prose. Among the writers to be considered will be Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Rossetti, 
Carlyle, Mill, Dickens, the Brontes, Eliot, Thackeray, and Hardy. (SS/alternate years) 

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ENGL 751. Modern British and Continental Fiction Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2491) 

A study of British and European novelists from 1914 until the present. Included in the 
study are Joyce, Kafka, Gide, Mann, and Camus. (SS/alternate years) 

ENGL 752. Restoration and 18th Century Drama Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2492) 

A study of the theatre and drama in relation to the cultural trends of the period. Etherege, 
Farquhar, Vanbrugh, Congreve, Fielding, Gay, Steele, Goldsmith, and Sheridan will be 
included. (Demand) 

ENGL 753. Literary Research and Bibliography Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2493) 

An introduction to tools and techniques used in investigation of literary subjects. (F) 

ENGL 754. History and Structure of the English Language Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2494) 

A study of the changes in the English language — syntax, vocabulary, spelling, pronun- 
ciation, and usage from the fourteenth century through the twentieth century. (S) 

ENGL 755. Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric Credit 3(3-0) 
(Formerly English 2495) 

A course designed to provide secondary teachers of English with experiences in linguis- 
tics applied to modern grammar and composition. (Demand) 

ENGL 760. Non-fiction by African-American Writers Credit 3(3-0) 

This course studies non-fiction by African- American writers, including slave narratives, 
autobiographies, biographies, essays, letters, and orations. (Demand) 

ENGL 762. Short Fiction by African-American Writers Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an intensive examination of short fiction by African- American writers. 
Among those included are Chesnutt, Dunbar, Toomer, Hurston, McKay, Hughes, Bontemps, 
Wright, Clarke, Ellison, Fair, Alice Walker, Ron Milner, Julia Fields, Jean W Smith, Perry, 
Baldwin, Kelley, and Baraka. (S/alternate years) 

ENGL 764. African- American Aesthetics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course defines those qualities of African- American literature that distinguish it from 
traditional American literature through an analysis of theme, form, and technique as they 
appear in a representative sample of works by black writers. (Demand) 

ENGL 766. Seminar in African-American Literature and Language Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a topics course that will vary; focus will be on prominent themes and/or subjects 
treated by African- American writers from the beginning to the present. An attempt will be 
made to characterize systematically the idiom (modes of expression, style) of African- 
American writers. (Demand) 

ENGL 770. Seminar Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly English 2499) 

Provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of thesis, as well as selected li- 
brary or original research projects from non-thesis candidates. Prerequisite: 15 hours of 
graduate-level courses in English. (Demand) 

ENGL 775. Thesis Research (Demand) Credit 3(3-0) 



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Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 

Nancy L. Glenz, Interim Chairperson 
116 Price Hall 

(336)334-7550 
glenzn@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

1. To develop advanced competencies in organizing and utilizing technical education 
strategies and methods. 

2. To further develop understandings and applications of objectives, principles, concepts, 
practices, and philosophies of Vocational and Technical Education. 

3. To further develop competencies in organizing, directing, and evaluating Technical 
Education programs, courses, and teaching-learning activities. 

4. To develop proficiencies in utilizing technological-educational problem solving and 
research techniques in Industrial, Vocational, and Technical Education programs. 

5. To further develop depth and/or breadth in technological competencies in the various 
fields of Technology Education. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Technology Education - Master of Science 
Vocational-Industrial Education - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

A. Unconditional Admission for "G" License in Technology Education 

1 . Baccalaureate degree from accredited undergraduate institution. 

2. Satisfactory scores on the "general" section of the GRE or other authorized exami- 
nation. 

3. Class A license in Technology Education or Vocational-Industrial Education. 

4. Satisfactory completion of all Graduate School requirements for admission to can- 
didacy for a degree. 

5. Failure to meet any of these criteria may necessitate rejection of the application or 
the requirement of additional undergraduate work. 

B. Provisional Admission for "G" License 

Applicants who enter Technology Education and desire a "G" license must hold or be 
qualified to possess the Class A license in the appropriate Technology Education Option. 
Students are advised of graduate and undergraduate course requirements necessary to 
qualify for specific North Carolina "A" and "G" teaching or director licenses in Technol- 
ogy Education. 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



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DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Technology Education Major. Masters degree candidates must complete a minimum 
of 30 semester hours of graduate level courses, which include a 12 semester hour concen- 
tration of Technology Education courses leading to "G" license in Technology Education 
teaching. Other course requirements must include 3 semester hours of each: Research 
Techniques, Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Research Seminar or Thesis, Education or 
Psychology, Electives. The grade point average in the graduate program must be 3.0 or 
better. (See license note below.) 

Vocational-Industrial Education Major. Masters degree candidates must complete a 
minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate level courses, which include a 12 semester 
hour concentration of Technology Education courses leading to "G" license for either 
Trade and Industrial teachers or Local Directors of Vocational Education. Other course 
requirements must include 3 semester hours or each: Research Techniques, Curriculum, 
Student or Program Evaluation, Research Seminar or Thesis, Education of Psychology, 
Electives. The grade point average in the graduate program must be 3.0 or better. (See 
certification note below). 

Persons with technical preparation and interest in post secondary education or techni- 
cal training programs in private industry, which do not require teacher certification by the 
State of North Carolina, may pursue a masters degree in Vocational-Industrial Education 
Option III, but will not be qualified to receive either "A" or "G" teaching licenses. 

Note: Candidates pursuing Masters degrees in either Technology Education or Voca- 
tional-Industrial Education may also qualify for North Carolina license in Industrial Co- 
operative Training or Middle Grades Vocational Education. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Excellent employment opportunities exist for persons holding advanced degrees in all 
areas of Technology Education. Public schools in North Carolina and elsewhere are in 
constant need of securing certified teachers, supervisors, and administrators for Technol- 
ogy programs. 

Many career opportunities also exist for Technology Education specialists in occupa- 
tions that do not require state teacher certification. These persons are employed as teach- 
ers, training directors, supervisors, and managers in post secondary schools and colleges 
or in the private sector of industry. 

CURRICULUM 

Required Core Courses 
ALL options (15 S.H.) 

Curriculum (3 semester hours) 

TECH 662 Technological Education Course Construction 

TECH 672 Curriculum Development Using Micro-Computers in Technological 

Education 

TECH 766 Curriculum Laboratory in Industrial Settings 

Education or Psychology (3 semester hours) 

CUIN 625 Theory of American Public Education 

CUIN 70 1 Philosophy of Education 

CUIN 703 Educational Sociology 

HDSV 660 Introduction to Exceptional Children 



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HDSV 661 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 

HDSV 727 Child Growth & Development 

Evaluation (3 semester hours) 

TECH 762 Evaluation of Technological Education Programs 

TECH 765 Evaluation of Training in Industrial Settings 

Research (3 semester hours) 

TECH 767 Research & Literature in Technological Education 

Research Seminar or Thesis (3 semester hours) 

TECH 768 Technological Seminar 

TECH 769 Thesis Research 

Elective (3 semester hours) 

Major Concentrations (12 semester hours required from selected specialty options) 

Students selects twelve (12) semester hours from this list or any other appropriate 
Graduate courses in consultation with a graduate advisor. 

Technology Education 

TECH 608 Study of Technology 

TECH 610 Internship in Industry I 

TECH 61 1 Internship in Industry II 

GCS 616 Electronic Imaging in Graphic Communication 

TECH 6 1 7 Introduction to Coordination of Industry and Education Partnerships 

TECH 618 Technological Education for Special Needs Students 

TECH 6 1 9 Construction Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 620 Manufacturing Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 62 1 Communication Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 622 Transportation Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 623 Research and Development in Technological Education 

TECH 626 Curriculum Modification in Technological Education for Special Needs 

Populations 

GCS 630 Multimedia and Videography 

GCS 631 Advanced Computer Aided Design 

GCS 632 Graphic Animation 

GCS 635 Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications Technology 

GCS 636 Electronic Imaging in Distance Learning 

TECH 664 Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades 

TECH 665 Middle Grades Industrial Laboratory 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 682 Computer Applications For Education And Industrial Training 

TECH 715 Advanced Research and Development Practices for Technological 

Education 

TECH 7 1 7 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

TECH 7 1 9 Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

TECH 73 1 Advanced Graphical Techniques 

TECH 763 Technological Education for Elementary Grades 

CUIN 605 Concepts in Career Education 



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Vocational Industrial Education 

Option I: Trade and Industrial Education 

GCS601 
GCS610 
GCS611 
GCS616 
GCS 630 
GCS631 
GCS 632 
GCS 633 
GCS 634 
GCS 635 
GCS 636 
GCS 644 
GCS 719 
TECH 660 
TECH 661 
TECH 663 
TECH 664 
TECH 665 
TECH 669 
TECH 670 
TECH 671 
TECH 682 
TECH 717 
TECH 718 
CUIN 605 



Advanced Flexographic Methods 

Internship in Industry I 

Internship in Industry II 

Electronic Imaging in Graphic Communication 

Multimedia and Videography 

Computer Aided Modeling and Animation 

Graphic Animation 

Advanced Machine Design and Drafting 

Advanced Multimedia and Videography 

Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications Technology 

Electronic Imaging and Distance Learning 

Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design 

Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

Industrial Cooperative Programs 

Organization of Related Study Materials 

History and Philosophy of Technological Education 

Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades 

Middle Grades Exploration in Industrial Occupation 

Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological Education 

Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

Methods and Techniques of Workplace Training and Development 

Computer Applications for Education and Industrial Training 

Special Problems I 

Special Problems II 

Concepts in Career Education 

Option II: Vocational Education Director 

GCS 719 Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

TECH 6 1 Internship in Industry I 

TECH 6 1 1 Internship in Industry II 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instruction Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 663 History and Philosophy of Technological Education 

TECH 717 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

TECH 764 Administration and Supervision of Technological Education 

ADED 773 Leadership 

CUIN 612 Instructional Design 

CUIN 709 Administration and Supervision 

CUIN 723 Principles of Teaching 

Option III: Technical Education (Postsecondary/Private Industry) 

TECH 610 Internship in Industry I 

TECH 61 1 Internship in Industry II 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instruction Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 663 History and Philosophy of Technological Education 



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TECH 670 Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 671 Methods and Techniques of Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 717 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

TECH 764 Administration and Supervision of Technological Education 

TECH 766 Curriculum Laboratories in Industrial Settings 

ADED 714 The Community College and Postsecondary Education 

ADED 773 Leadership 

ADED 776 Principles of College Teaching 

ADED 777 Seminar in Higher Education 

ADED 778 Student Personnel Services 

ADED 779 Technical Education in Community Junior Colleges 

Note: TECH 667 - Independent Studies in Technological Education I and TECH 668 
- Independent Studies in Technological Education II may be substituted for selected 
courses with consent of advisor. 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 

SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGICAL STUDIES 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

GCS 601. Advanced Flexographic Methods Credit 3(1-4) 

This course is designed to develop advanced proficiency in flexographic printing. It 
includes the prediction of future flexographic markets, products, substrates, inks, solvents, 
and industry standards for color processing. 

TECH 608. Study of Technology Credit 3(2-2) 

This course emphasizes contemporary methods of developing problem solving skills 
through the four technologically adaptive systems (communications, construction, manu- 
facturing, transportation), mathematics and science. 

TECH-610. Internship in Industry I Credit 3(0-7) 

Students participate in an industrial setting during a semester in his major field of interest. 
He/she will be evaluated during the inernship and keep a field diary of events and experi- 
ences. Three semester hours is the maximum to be earned during semester. 

TECH-61 1. Internship in Industry II Credit 3(0-7) 

Students participate in an industrial setting during a semester in his major field of interest. 
He/she will be evaluated on reports from industry and a field diary of events and experi- 
ences. Three semester hours is the maximum to be earned during a semester. 

GCS-616. Electronic Imaging in Graphic Communication Credit 3(2-2) 

Theory, principles and practices of electronic non-impact printing are investigated in class. 
Students will be given opportunities to explain, visit and utilize current non-impact print- 
ing systems through visits to industrial settings, classroom projects and special demon- 
strations. 

TECH-617. Introduction to Coordination of Industry and Education 

Partnerships Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the interrelationship, organizational structure, and logistics of in- 
dustry and education partnerships. Topics include establishing guidelines, developing net- 



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works, coordinating personnel, supervising participants, and evaluating performance. 

TECH-618. Technological Education for Special Needs Students Credit 3(3-0) 

Opportunities are provided for teachers, counselors, and administrators to improve their 
skills in working with disadvantaged/handicapped learners in technological education. 
Emphasis will be placed on motivational and creative instructional strategies, discipline, 
drug awareness, and module development. 

TECH-619. Construction Systems for Technological Education Credit 3(2-2) 
The evolution of construction and construction systems on human and societal develop- 
ment will be discussed. Teaching strategies regarding construction systems including de- 
sign, engineering, site preparation, foundations, superstructure, mechanical systems, and 
clearing and finishing the structure will be studied. Laboratory activities will be included 
appropriate for secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-620. Manufacturing Systems for Technological Education Credit 3(2-2) 
This course will cover the organization, product design, and production systems associ- 
ated with manufacturing. It will emphasize teaching strategies and curriculum develop- 
ment in relation to manufacturing systems. Laboratory activities will be included appro- 
priate for secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-621. Communication Systems for Technological Education Credit 3(2-2) 
This course studies the communication systems model and its application to sending and 
receiving messages. Topics include planning and producing graphically and electronically 
generated messages to individual and mass audiences. Laboratory activities will be in- 
cluded appropriate for secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-622. Transportation Systems for Technological Education Credit 3(2-2) 
The significance of the evolution of transportation and transportation systems on human 
and societal development will be studied. Topics include the roles of land, air, water, space, 
and energy systems on rural, urban, and suburban lifestyles. Laboratory activities will be 
included appropriate for secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-623. Research and Development in Technological Education Credit 3(2-2) 

This is a synthesis course where students research problems relative to any one of the four 
technological systems (Communications, Transportation, Construction, Manufacturing) 
and develop solution(s) to the identified problem(s). The interrelationship among the four 
technological systems will be explored. Laboratory activities will be included as appropri- 
ate for secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-626. Curriculum Modification in Technological Education for 

Special Needs Populations Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines program modifications for disadvantaged/handicapped learners in 
technological education. Topics include curriculum adaptation, instructional planning, 
teaching strategies, media development, and performance assessment for special needs 
learners. 

GCS-630. Multimedia and Videography Credit 3(2-2) 

This course covers the development and utilization of multimedia presentations and 
videography in the educational environment. Topics include principles of composition, 
planning, editing, and producing multimedia presentations appropriate for educational or 
industrial settings. Computers and software packages will be used to develop the presen- 



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tations. 

GCS-631. Advanced Computer- Aided Design Credit 3(2-2) 

This course focuses on developing knowledge and skill with computer software used with 
solid modeling and the use of computer software to generate these models. Emphasis will 
also be placed on the creation of wire-frame and surface models. Analysis, fabrication 
and documentation of these models will be addressed. 

GCS 632. Graphic Animation Credit 3(2-2) 

This course deals with the creation and manipulation of computer generated geometric 
shapes and models. Topics include creation of 3D scenes, assignment of materials, lights 
and textures, keyframing, rendering, and animation. 

GCS 633. Advanced Machine Design and Drafting Credit 3(2-2) 

This course covers advanced drafting and design techniques associated with machine 
componets and assembly. Topics include tool design and material selection, work-holding 
principles, design of jigs, fixtures and press working tools, inspection and gaging, joining 
processes, modular tooling, and economics of design. 

GCS 635. Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications 

Technology Credit 3(2-2) 

Advanced principles in graphic reproduction. Study of color applications, photographic 
applications, design and pre-press techniques. Technical experiences in reproduction meth- 
ods and quality control. 

GCS 636. Electronic Imaging in Distance Learning Credit 3(2-2) 

This course integrates the strategies and techniques of electronic imaging into distance 
learning applications. Areas of emphasis include Web page development and manage- 
ment unique to distance learning delivery systems for the internet. 

GCS 644. Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design Credits 3(2-2) 

This course covers advanced drafting and design techniques associated with the building 
industries. Topics include the development of working drawings, site plans, elevations, 
sections, and details in accordance with building codes. Upon completion the student 
should be able to plan and develop architectural drawings that comply with accepted ar- 
chitectural standards and procedures. 

TECH-660. Industrial Cooperative Programs Credit 3(3-0) 

For prospective teachers of vocational education. Principles, organization and administra- 
tion of industrial cooperative education programs. 

TECH-661. Organization of Related Study Materials Credit 3(3-0) 

Principles of scheduling and planning pupil's course and work experience; selecting orga- 
nizing related instructional materials in I.C.T programs. Prerequisite: I.E.-660. 

TECH-662. Technological Education Course Construction Credit 3(3-0) 

Selecting, organizing, and integrating objectives, content, media and materials appropri- 
ate to technological courses will be discussed. Topics include strategies and techniques of 
designing and implementing group and individual teaching-learning activities, construct- 
ing teacher-made instructional aides and devices, and curriculum planning and design. 

TECH-663. History and Philosophy of Technological Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the chronological and philosophical development of technological 



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education with special emphasis on its growth and function in American schools. 

TECH-664. Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades Credit 3(3-0) 

Designed for persons who teach or plan to teach middle grades occupational exploration 
programs. Emphasis will be placed on occupational exploration in the curriculum, sources 
and uses of occupational information, approaches to middle grades teaching, and philoso- 
phy and concepts of occupational education. 

TECH-665. Middle Grades Industrial Laboratory Credit 3(3-0) 

Course organization, teaching strategies, resource and facilities for teaching industrial- 
technological career exploration in Middle Grades is stressed. Emphasis is on occupa- 
tional clusters in manufacturing, construction, communication, transportation, fine arts, 
and public service. 

TECH-667. Independent Studies in Technological Education I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course involves intensive study in the field of technological education under the 
direction of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate studies coordinator. 

TECH-668. Independent Studies in Technological Education II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course involves intensive inquiry in the field of technological education under the 
direction of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate studies coordinator. 

TECH-669. Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the principles and techniques of organizing and supervising safety 
in technological education. Topics include instructional strategies, state and national laws, 
special hazards, color coding, and accident analysis. 

TECH-670. Introduction to Workplace Training and 

Development Credit 3(3-0) 

Overview of the field of training and development. Management concerns related to orga- 
nizing, operating, and financing training and development programs are discussed. Roles 
common to practitioners across the broad field of Human Resource Development are cov- 
ered. Interpersonal perspectives and implications for the future are included. 

TECH-671. Methods and Techniques for Workplace Training 

and Development Credit 3(3-0) 

Emphasis on the methods and techniques common to exemplary training programs. De- 
signing learning programs and selecting appropriate media methods and resources using 
sound theoretical framework is the goal. Evaluation of programs and instruction is dis- 
cussed. 

TECH-672. Curriculum Development Using Microcomputers in 

Technological Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will focus on the theory, principles, concepts and philosophy of curriculum 
development. Topics include utilization of microcomputers, creation of learning activity 
packages, and integration of resources. 

TECH-682. Computer Applications for Education and 

Industrial Training Credit 3(2-2) 

This course deals with strategies and techniques for the utilization of the computer for 
networking, videoconferencing, and distance learning. It also covers satellite and telecon- 
ferencing in addition to information services and the Internet as vehicles to assist in the 
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GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

TECH-715. Advanced Research and Development Practices for Technological 
Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is concerned with research and problem-solving related to technical subsystems 
of technological education. Emphasis is placed on research procedure and techniques, 
innovations or inventions, and the results from the research. 

TECH-717. Special Problems I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an advanced study in modern technology that deals with recent develop- 
ments, trends, practices and procedures in industries. Learning activities include indi- 
vidual and group research and experimentation involving selection, design, development, 
and evaluation of technical reports and instructional materials. 

TECH-718. Special Problems II Credit 3(3-0) 

Individual study related to modern technology including research and experimentation 
involving selection, design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials will be 
the focus of this course. 

GCS-719. Seminar in computer Aided Drafting and Design Credit 3(2-2) 

This course surveys the CADD software packages currently used in industrial and educa- 
tional fields. It explores the uses and applications of these packages, and covers the trans- 
fer of data across platforms. Strengths of various software packages for special situations 
are emphasized. 

GCS-731. Advanced Graphical Techniques Credit 3(2-2) 

This course is designed to study the applications of American National Standards Institute 
(ANSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) drafting standards, computer aided 
graphical problem solving techniques, drafting methods in certain specialty areas, and 
different conventions related to tolerancing. Use of literature and research is expected. 

TECH-762. Evaluation of Technological Education Programs Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines standards, criteria, and strategies for evaluating technological edu- 
cation curricula, facilities, personnel, and programs. Activities include designing and con- 
ducting. 

TECH-763. Technological Education for Elementary Grades Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes the rationale, philosophy, concepts, curricula, resources, learning 
activities, methods, and evaluation for technological education in the elementary grades. 

TECH-764. Supervision and Administration of Technological 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the relationship of technological education to the general curricu- 
lum and the administrative responsibilities involved. Courses of study, costs, coordination 
problems, class and laboratory organization, and the development of an effective program 
of supervision will be emphasized. 

TECH-765. Evaluation of Training in Industrial Settings Credit 3(3-0) 

Study and application of principles of evaluation in industrial training settings. Emphasis 
is placed on test construction, measurement techniques, and evaluation results. 



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TECH-766. Curriculum Laboratories in Industrial Settings Credit 3(3-0) 

Development and preparation of instructional materials for industrial classroom use. Stu- 
dents select and develop significant areas of instruction for use in industrial settings. 
Modularized instruction that relates to industrial settings is studied for use and application 
in the private sector of business and industry. Opportunities are provided for review of 
actual industrial training materials. 

TECH-767. Research and Literature in Technological Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course studies research techniques applied to technical and educational papers 
and thesis classification of research. Topics include selection of subjects; delineation and 
planning of procedures; collection, organization and interpretation of data; and review of 
literature in technological education. 

TECH-768. Technological Seminar Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to enable non-thesis graduate majors to conclude educational 
and technical investigations. Each student is expected to plan and complete a research 
paper and present a summary of the findings to the seminar. Prerequisite: TECH 767. 

TECH-769. Thesis Research Credit 3(3-0) 



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Health, Physical Education and Recreation 



Deborah J. Callaway, Chairperson 
Corbett Gymnasium 

(336)334-7719 
deborahc @nc at . edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of graduate study in the Department of Health, Physical Education and 
Recreation are: 

1 . To provide knowledge of statistics, research and scientific foundations in Physical 

Education 

2. To integrate physical education with general education through an interdisciplinary 

curriculum. 

3. To provide physical education specializations in administration, teacher education, 

applied human performance, and adapted physical education. 

4. To provide computer technology experiences for the students in the program. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Health and Physical Education - Master of Science 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The admission of students to the graduate degree program of health and physical edu- 
cation is based upon the general admission requirements of the University. A student wishing 
to be accepted as a candidate for the degree must hold or be qualified to hold a Class A 
teaching certificate. If a person does not qualify for certification, appropriate undergradu- 
ate or graduate courses may be taken to correct this deficiency. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

The non-thesis option requires 33 semester hours. The thesis option is identical to the 
non-thesis option with the exception of PHED 799 and one three-semester hour general 
elective. The concentration in Adapted Physical Education requires an additional three 
semester hours (a total of 36 hours). Three program options are available: 

OPTION A — Teaching Licensure-individuals seeking a G License. Areas of interest 
include: 

1 . Teaching/ Administration 

2. Applied Human Performance 

3. Adapted Physical Education 



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OPTION B — Licensure Only 
OPTION C — Non-Teaching 

The following program is required for Option A and Option C. Option B will be deter- 
mined after the transcript is reviewed. 

1. Twelve semester hours are required, Physical Education 784, 785, 786, 798. 

2. Nine semester hours in Physical Education area of interest. (12 hours in Adapted 
Physical Education). 

a. Teaching/Administration — PHED 72 1 , 723, 742, 733. 

b. Applied Human Performance — PHED 73 1, 732, 733. 

c. Adapted Physical Education — PHED 679, 760, 761, 762. 

3. Six semester hours in Education — CUIN 720, HDSV 726 or HDSV 701 . 

4. Six semester hours of general electives. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

A degree in this field provides content for students preparing for careers in the public 
schools, college and junior college teaching, research, public service and further academic 
advancement. 

COURSES 
For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduates 

Health Education Credits 

PHED 65 1 Personal School and Community Health Problems 3 

PHED 652 Methods and Materials in Health Education for 

Elementary School Teachers 3 

Physical Education 
PHED 679 

PHED 721 
PHED 722 

PHED 723 
PHED 731 
PHED 732 
PHED 733 
PHED 741 
PHED 742 

PHED 760 
PHED 761 
PHED 762 
PHED 784 
PHED 785 
PHED 786 
PHED 798 
PHED 799 



Evaluation of Motor Dysfunction 

For Graduates Only 

Current Problems and Trends in Physical Education 

Current Theories and Practices of Teaching 

Physical Education 

Supervision in Health and Physical Education 

Exercise Physiology 

Sport Psychology 

Motor Learning and Control 

Administration in Recreation and Intramurals 

Administration of Interscholastic and Intercollegiate 

Athletics 

Program Development in Adapted Physical Education 

Early Childhood Adapted Physical Activity 

Teaching of Adapted Physical Education 

Research Statistics for Physical Education 

Research Methods in Physical Education 

Scientific Foundations of Physical Education 

Seminar 

Thesis 



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COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

AND RECREATION 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 

PHED-651. Personal, School and Community Health Problems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to examine and assess personal, school and community health 
problems. Emphasis is placed on the development of a personal health profile, contempo- 
rary health issues affecting students in grades K- 1 2 and the examination of community 
agencies. The course includes campus-based and field experiences. 

PHED-652. Methods and Materials in Health Education for 

Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of the fundamentals of the school health program, pupil needs, methods, planning 
instruction, teaching techniques, and selection and evaluation of materials for the elemen- 
tary and secondary programs, and the use of the community resources. 

PHED-679. Evaluation of Motor Dysfunction Credit 3(2-2) 

This course is designed to study the various methods of assessing and evaluating motor 
dysfunctions. Emphasis is placed on neurological bases of human performance, Develop- 
mental and process disorders. A field observation is required. 

PHED-721. Current Problems and Trends in Physical Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed for experienced teachers to address problems in teaching and 
coaching on all educational levels. Trends and the future direction of the profession will be 
addressed through research and class discussion. 

PHED-722. Current Theories and Principles of Teaching Physical 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce contemporary methods of instruction for all levels of 
physical education. Emphasis will be placed on innovative techniques and interdiscipli- 
nary interaction. 

PHED-723. Supervision in Health and Physical Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an in-depth study of management theories and policies applicable to the 
administration of Health and Physical Education classes at all levels elementary through 
higher education. The planning, implementing and evaluating of classroom activities are 
emphasized. 

PHED-73 1 . Exercise Physiology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the application of prin- 
ciples and theories of physiology as it applies to the physical training and conditioning of 
athletes for sports participation. 

PHED-732. Sport Psychology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the study of current and classical theories of sport psychology as applied to 
human performance. Emphasis is placed upon motivation, attention, anxiety, human fac- 
tors and cognitively based psychological skills training programs. 

PHED-733. Motor Learning and Control Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the study of current theories and principles of human motor behavior as 
applied to the acquisition and analysis of motor skills. Emphasis will be placed upon 
learning concepts, practice, arousal, methodology, transfer and distribution. 

PHED-741. Administration in Recreation and Intramurals Credit 3(3-0) 



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History 

Olen Cole, Jr., Interim Chairperson 
324 Gibbs Hall 
(336)334-7831 
coleo(a)ricat.edu 



The Department of History offers students a knowledge of the past which enables 
them to better understand today's world and to prepare for the future. The Department also 
helps students develop skills in research, analysis, decision-making, and communication. 
These skills prepare students for successful careers, constructive participation in civic 
affairs, and life-long learning. In short, the Department of History emphasizes the per- 
sonal development of each student. 

The objectives of the Graduate program of the History Department are: (1) to give 
historical content and professional skills to students preparing for careers in fields such as 
education, law, religion, international affairs, social service, journalism, history, or gov- 
ernment; (2) to offer a course of study leading to the Master of Science Degree in Educa- 
tion with a concentration in History; and (3) to provide instruction for students preparing 
for doctoral programs. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

History, Secondary Education - Master of Science 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to the general requirements specified in the description of the degree pro- 
gram in Education, a student wishing to be accepted as a candidate for the degree of 
Master of Science in Education with a concentration in History must hold or be qualified 
to hold a Class A teaching certificate in History or Social Studies. If a person does not 
qualify for certification, appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses may be taken to 
correct this deficiency. All graduate students must complete a graduate course in methods 
of teaching the social sciences. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

The skills and knowledge learned in history and social science courses can lead to 
careers in education, journalism, business, archives and museums, international affairs, 
and government service, among others. The M.S. Degree Program in History prepares 
students for classroom teaching in secondary schools. Businesses also find that teacher 
education graduates make good human relations specialists, personnel directors, technical 
writers, sales managers, directors of training programs, and administrators. 

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DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

To complete the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Education with a 
concentration in History, the student may elect the thesis option or the non-thesis option. 
A comprehensive examination is required in History as well as in Education. Students 
must maintain a grade point average of 3.0. 

CURRICULUM GUIDE TO THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN 
SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH A CONCENTRATION INHISTORY 

History, Non-Thesis Option 

Thirty semester hours required in courses at the 600 level or above. 

1. Twenty-four (24) semester hours in content courses, of which a minimum of fifteen 

(15) hours must be in History. Up to nine (9) hours may be taken in courses in 
Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, or Sociology. 

2. Six (6) semester hours in Education including CUrN 725 and CUIN 625 or 701 or 

703 or 720 or 722 or HDSV 726. 
History, Thesis Option 

Thirty semester hours required in courses at the 600 level or above. 

1 . Eighteen (18) semester hours in History courses. 

2. Six (6) semester hours in Education including CUIN 725 and CUIN 625 or 70 1 or 703 

or 720 or 722 or HDSV 726. 

3. Six (6) semester hours thesis. 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES OF THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN 
SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN HISTORY 

Students in the M. S. degree program in History, Secondary Education are provided 
the opportunity to: 

1. Acquire an in-depth knowledge of major historiographical schools of thought and 
important periods of history. 

2. Become more knowledgeable of scholarly literature of specific areas of concentration 
in the social sciences. 

3. Understand the impact of various groups, institutions, and nations on global history 
and development. 

4. Become more skillful in the methods of historical and social science research and 
writing. 

5. Become more aware of the contributions of historical and social science research to 
policy analysis and decision making. 

6. Become more sensitive to the differing environments, customs, and values that condi- 
tion the behavior of individuals, groups, and societies. 

7. Become more knowledgeable of recent trends in the methods of teaching history and 
Social Studies. 

8. Qualify for the Class "G" certificate in North Carolina. 

9. Earn a post-baccalaureate degree in preparation for a doctoral degree. 

History Courses 

HIST 600 The British Colonies and the American Revolution 

HIST 603 Civil War and Reconstruction 

HIST 605 Twentieth Century Russian History 

HIST 606 United States History, 1 900- 1 932 

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HIST 607 United States History, 1932-Present 

HIST 6 1 Seminar in the History of Twentieth Century Technology 

HIST 6 1 5 Seminar in African- American History 

HIST 6 1 6 Seminar in African History 

HIST 6 1 7 Readings in African History 

HIST 618 The African Diaspora 

HIST 620 Seminar in Asian History 

HIST 62 1 Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean History 

HIST 625 Seminar in Historiography and Historical Method 

HIST 626 Revolutions in the Modern World 

HIST 628 The Civil Rights Movement 

HIST 629 Seminar on the History of Early Modern Europe 

HIST 630 Seminar in European History, 1815-1914 

HIST 631 Studies in Twentieth Century Europe, 1914 to the Present 

HIST 633 Independent Study in History 

HIST 701 Recent United States Diplomatic History 

HIST 7 1 2 Twentieth Century African- American History 

HIST 730 Seminar in History 

HIST 740 History, Social Science, and Contemporary World Problems 

HIST 750 Thesis in History 

*CUIN 725 Problems and Trends in Teaching the Social Sciences 

* Education 725 is required for graduate students. 
Geography Courses 

GEOG 640 Topics in Geography of the United States and Canada 

GEOG 64 1 Topics in World Geography 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR HISTORY 

HIST-600. The British Colonies and the American Revolution Credit 3(3-0) 

The planting and maturation of the English colonies of North America. Relationships 
between Europeans, Indians, and transplanted Africans, constitutional development, reli- 
gious ferment, and the colonial economy are studied. 

HIST-603. Civil War and Reconstruction Credit 3(3-0) 

Causes as well as constitutional and diplomatic aspects of the Civil War, the role of the 
African- American in slavery, in war, and in freedom; and the socio-economic and political 
aspects of Congressional Reconstruction and the emergence of the New South are studied. 

HIST-605. Twentieth Century Russian History Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a reading, research, and discussion course that examines history of Twentieth cen- 
tury Russia with special emphasis on the Russian Revolution, the development of Com- 
munist society, the impact and legacy of Stalin, relations with the United States and other 
countries during the Cold War, the demise of the Soviet Union, and current problems 
facing post-Soviet Russia. 

HIST-606. U.S. History, 1900-1932 Credit 3(3-0) 

Emphasizes political, economic, social, cultural and diplomatic developments from 1900 
to 1932 with special attention to their effect upon the people of the United States and their 
influence on the changing role of the U.S. in world affairs. 



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HIST-607. U.S. Since 1932-Present Credit 3(3-0) 

With special emphasis on the Great Depression, New Deal, the Great Society, and the 
expanding role of the United States as a world power, World War II, Cold War, Korean and 
Vietnam conflicts are studied. Major themes include the origin, consolidation, and expan- 
sion of the New Deal, the growth of executive power, the origins and spread of the Cold 
war, civil liberties, and civil rights, and challenges for the extension of political and eco- 
nomic equality and the protection of the environment. 

HIST-610. Seminar in the History of Twentieth Century Technology Credit 3(3-0) 

A reading, research, and discussion that investigates the development and, especially, the 
impact of major Twentieth century technologies. Attention will also be given to the pro- 
cess of invention, the relationship between science and technology, and the ethical prob- 
lems associated with some contemporary technologies. 

HIST-615. Seminar in African-American History Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a reading, research, and discussion course that concentrates on various aspects of the 
life and history of African-Americans. The emphasis is placed on historiography and major 
themes including nationalism, black leadership and ideologies, and economic development. 

HIST-616. Seminar in African History Credit 3(3-0) 

Research, writing, and discussion on selected topics in African history. 

HIST-617. Readings in African History 

(By arrangement with instructor.) Credit 3(3-0) 

HIST-618. The African Diaspora Credit 3(3-0) 

This is an advanced reading, research, and discussion course on the historical experience 
of people of African descent in a global context. It examines the worldwide dispersal and 
displacement of Africans over time, emphasizing their migration and settlement abroad 
over the past five centuries. 

HIST-620. Seminar in Asian History Credit 3(3-0) 

Research, writing, and selected topics in Asian history. 

HIST-621. Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean History Credit 3(3-0) 

This course requires research, writing, and discussion of selected topics in Latin American 
and Caribbean History including, urban and rural conflicts, social revolution, race rela- 
tions, problems of underdevelopment, and contemporary issues. 

HIST-625. Seminar in Historiography and Historical Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

The study of the writing of history as well as training in research methodology and com- 
munication, including basic computer and quantification skills. 

HIST-626. Revolutions in the Modern World Credit 3(3-0) 

A seminar course stressing comparative analysis of revolutions and revolutionary move- 
ments in the Unites States, France, Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran. Students will also evaluate 
theories of revolution in light of historical examples. 

HIST-628. The Civil Rights Movement Credit 3(3-0) 

From original research, class lectures, and discussions, students will become familiar with 
the nature of the Civil Rights Movement; will evaluate its successes and failures; and will 
analyze the goals and tactics of each major participating Civil Rights organization. Stu- 
dents will also evaluate the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American society. 



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HIST-629. Seminar on the History of Early Modern Europe Credit 3(3-0) 

Through extensive readings, discussion, research, and writing, students will examine se- 
lected topics of enduring importance in the history of Europe from the Renaissance through 
the French Revolution. 

HIST-630. Studies in European History, 1815-1914 Credit 3(3-0) 

Intensive study of selected topics in Nineteenth Century European history. 

HIST-631. Studies in Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-Present Credit 3(3-0) 

This course offers an intensive study of key topics in Twentieth century European history, 
including World Wars I and II, the Russian Revolution, Hitler and the Holocaust, the De- 
pression, the Cold War and bipolarism, the Welfare State, the Common Market, the col- 
lapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, and current problems. 

HIST-633. Independent Study in History 

(By arrangement with instructor.) Credit 3(3-0) 

HIST-701. Recent United States Diplomatic History Credit 3(3-0) 

Episodes in the history of American foreign relations that were especially important in 
influencing persistent patterns of this nation's role in international relations. Possible ex- 
amples studied: Pearl Harbor, the Cold War, Korean War, Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, 
nuclear arms limitation, and black Africa. 

HIST-712. Twentieth Century African-American History Credit 3(3-0) 

This course involves research, reading, discussion, and analysis of major facets of Afri- 
can-American life in the United States from 1900 to the present. It requires a major re- 
search paper. 

HIST-730. Seminar in History Credit 3(3-0) 

Topics to be selected by students and instructor. Includes a major research project. 

HIST-740. History, Social Science, and Contemporary World 

Problems Credit 3(3-0) 

Readings, discussions, and reports on the relationships between history and the social 
sciences as a whole, as well as their combined roles in dealing with contemporary world 
problems. 

HIST-750. Thesis in History Credit 3(3-0) 

Thesis work will be done with the appropriate instructor in accordance with field of 
interest. 

CUIN-725. Problems and Trends in Teaching the Social Sciences* Credit 3(3-0) 

Current strategies, methods, and materials for teaching the social sciences. Emphasis on 
innovations, evaluation and relation to learning. Provision for clinical experiences. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR GEOGRAPHY 

GEOG-640. Topics in Geography of the United States and Canada Credit 3(3-0) 

Selected topics in cultural geography of the United States and Canada are studied inten- 
sively. Emphasis is placed upon individual reading and research and upon group discussion. 

GEOG-641. Topics in World Geography Credit 3(3-0) 

Selected topics in geography are studied intensively. Concern is for cultural characteris- 
tics and their interrelationships with each other and with the habitat. Emphasis is upon 
reading, research, and discussion. 



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Human Development Services 



Wyatt D. Kirk, Chairperson 
212 Hodgin Hall 

(336)334-7916 
kirkw@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 



The objectives of the Department of Human Development and Services is to prepare 
individuals for professional roles in Adult Education and Counseling. Departmental stud- 
ies include philosophical, theoretical, and methodological foundations for adult educa- 
tional and counseling practices, practical examination of human development and learn- 
ing through the life span, and supervised experience in practice settings. 

Departmental graduates pursue professional careers within a diversity of human ser- 
vices settings, including schools, post-secondary and higher education, public and private 
counseling centers, community education and development, services administration, cor- 
rections, human resource development/training, health education, and university exten- 
sion programs. 

Although many participants are enrolled in full-time graduate study, the Department 
welcomes practicing professionals who choose to pursue their studies on a part-time basis. 
Course work in the Department is generally offered in the evenings to accommodate the 
professional development needs of practicing adult educators and counselors. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Master of Science Degree in Adult Education 
Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education 
Master of Science Degree in Human Resources (Agency) 
Master of Science Degree in Human Resources (Business) 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Persons applying for graduate study in the Department of Human Development and 
Services at North Carolina A&T State University must obtain an application for admit- 
tance from the School of Graduate Studies. Prospective students must complete and for- 
ward the application including submission of three letters of recommendation to the Gradu- 
ate School. 

The applicant's packet will be reviewed by the Graduate School and the admissions 
committee of the Department of Human Development and Services. Applicants may be 



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requested to participate in a pre-admissions interview with departmental faculty. The ad- 
missions decision at the department level is based on the recommendation of the admis- 
sions committee, other departmental faculty, and the Chairperson. 

Persons applying for graduate study within Departmental Programs should have an 
overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4 point system. Primary factors in the 
admissions decision include academic background, demonstrated professional and volun- 
teer experience appropriate to Departmental programs of study, letters of recommenda- 
tion or reference forms, official transcripts of all prior academic work, and Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE) scores. Test of English as a Foreign Language is required for interna- 
tional students. Applicants who do not meet minimum GPA requirements may be admitted 
to Departmental programs on the weight of other factors. 

Persons applying for graduate study within Departmental programs must take the Gradu- 
ate Record Examination (GRE) and have these scores submitted to the graduate school as 
a part of the application process. GRE scores will be considered in the overall admissions 
decision. 

Applicants for graduate study in Adult Education who have creditable professional 
and/or volunteer experience in adult education practice are encouraged to submit a brief 
portfolio in addition to, and in support of, the resume. The portfolio would include samples 
of original work (i.e. workshops, presentations, publications) from employment or volun- 
teer experience (i.e. voluntary organizations, church). The portfolio will be considered in 
the overall admissions decision as evidence of applicable professional and volunteer expe- 
rience. 

For a complete copy of the admissions policy, contact the department office. The em- 
ployer letter of reference, current resume, and professional portfolio should be submitted to: 

North Carolina A&T State University 
School of Graduate Studies 
ATTN: Admissions 
120 Gibbs Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411 

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS 

Adult Education majors must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of 
approved graduate study. The program of study is composed of a professional core cur- 
riculum consisting of 2 1 graduate semester hours, including a faculty supervised practicum 
experience, and a minimum of 1 5 semester hours in a research or practice concentration. 
The concentration entails graduate research and cognate studies in an adult education 
specialty (thesis option) or an adult education practice concentration (non-thesis option). 
The concentration (thesis or non-thesis) is determined by the participant in collaboration 
with his or her faculty advisor and is subject to approval by the Department Chair. Practice 
concentrations are currently designated in Community Education, Counseling, Higher 
Education, Human Resource Development, and Instructional Technology. 

As a culminating experience, the Research Concentration (Thesis Option) participant 
must research and write a masters' thesis in the field of adult education under the supervi- 
sion of his/her major advisor, and defend it before a departmental Thesis Research Com- 
mittee. Practice Concentration (Non-Thesis Option) participants must complete a four- 
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serving Departmental master's candidates, students enrolled in master's programs other 
than Adult Education, as well as holders of master's degrees who are not currently en- 
gaged in graduate study, may enroll in Adult Education professional core courses or con- 
centrations to augment their studies and professional development. 

Counseling majors must complete 60 hours of graduate work. The program of study is 
composed of a professional core curriculum consisting of 48 graduate semester hours, 
including a faculty supervised practicum experience and two 300 hour internships, in 
addition to a minimum of 12 semester hours of electives. The electives allow graduate 
students the opportunity to develop specialties in the counseling profession. 

There are three tracks as options in the counseling curriculum. The Community /Agency 
Counseling track prepares students for a variety of counseling careers in the public and 
private sector, including post-secondary education settings. The Human Resources Coun- 
seling track prepares students for counseling-related positions in business and industry. 
The School Counseling track prepares students for counseling positions in elementary, 
middle, and high schools. 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE M.S. IN ADULT EDUCATION 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 



Professional Core (21 credit hours) 
Credits 

ADED 707 
ADED 708 
ADED 709 
ADED 700 
ADED 701 



HDSV 630 
ADED 702 



Foundations of Adult Education 
Methods in Adult Education 
Adult Development and Learning 
History and Philosophy of Adult Education 
Organization, Administration, & Supervision 
of Adult Education Programs 
Statistics and Research Methodology 
Practicum in Teaching Adults (50 contact hours or more) 
Prerequisites: completion of 21 credit hours including 
15 hours of professional core courses, or permission 
of the instructor. 



Concentration (15 hours minimum) 
Research Concentration (Thesis Track) 



Credits 



HDSV 707 Applied Research or; 3 

Comparable Research Design Course 3 

ADED 705 Thesis Research in Adult Education 2-6 

Approved Electives 6 

hi lieu of taking the master's comprehensive examination, thesis stu 
dents will defend their completed research before their respective fac 
ulty advisory committees. 



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Practice Concentration (Non-Thesis Track) 

Electives to comprise a practice concentration 15 
In consultation with his/her advisor, the student may elecct to pursue a 

designated practice concentration (below), or develop a unique con 

centration from among university-wide course offerings that is tailored 
to his/her career interests and goals. 

PRACTICE CONCENTRATIONS 
Adult Education 

In consultation with their advisors, non-thesis students individually develop practice 
concentrations within adult education. 

Recommended Courses for Practice Concentrations 

Community Education Credits 

ADED 771 Program Development in Community Education 3 

ADED 772 Program Management in Community Education 3 

ADED 711 Gerontology 3 

ADED 712 Developmental Adult Education 3 

One Approved Elective 3 

Higher Education 

ADED 776 Principles of College Teaching 3 

ADED 714 The Community College 3 

ADED 778 Student Personnel Services 3 

ADED 773 Leadership 3 

One Approved Elective 3 

Human Resource Development 

ADED 710 Foundations of Human Resource Development 3 

CUIN612 Instructional Design 3 
ADED 774 The Changing Environment of Human Resource Development 3 

ADED 775 Learning Interventions for Human Resource Development 3 
TECH 671 Methods and Techniques of Workplace Training 

and Development 3 

Instructional Technology 

CUIN612 Instructional Design 3 

CUIN 617 Computers in Education 3 

CUIN 712 Advanced Internet Uses in Education 3 

CUIN 740 Distance Education 3 

One Elective Below: 

CUIN 714 Instructional Technology Services for Business and Industry 3 

CUIN 716 Multimedia Development and Evaluation 3 

CUIN 741 Educational Software Evaluation and Design 3 

CUIN 742 Authoring Software 3 

Course Offerings in Adult Education 

ADED 700 History and Philosophy of Continuing Education 3(3-0) 



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ADED 701 Organization, Administration and Supervision 

of Adult/Continuing Education Programs 3(3-0 

ADED 702 Practicum in Teaching Adults 3(1-4 

ADED 703 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Adult 3(3-0 

Continuing Education 

ADED 704 Independent Study 3(3-0 

ADED 705 Thesis Research in Adult Education 6(6-0 

ADED 706 Special Problems in Adult Education 3(3-0 

ADED 707 Foundations of Adult Education 3(3-0 

ADED 708 Methods in Adult Education 3(3-0 

ADED 709 Adult Development and Learning 3(3-0 

ADED 710 Foundations of Human Resource Development 3(3-0 

ADED 711 Gerontology 3(3-0 

ADED 712 Developmental Adult Education 3(3-0 

ADED 714 The Community College and Postsecondary Education 3(3-0 

ADED 759 Computer Applications in Adult Education 3(3-0 

ADED 771 Program Development: Community Education 3(3-0 

ADED 772 Program Management: Community Education 3(3-0 

ADED 773 Leadership 3(3-0 

ADED 776 Principles of College Teaching 3(3-0 

ADED 777 Seminar in Higher Education 3(3-0 

ADED 778 Student Personnel Services 3(3-0 

ADED 779 Technical Education in Community Junior Colleges 3(3-0 

ADED 785 A Independent Readings in Education I 1(0-2 

ADED 786A Independent Readings in Education II 2(0-4 

ADED 787A Independent Readings in Education III 3(0-6 

ADED 790A Seminar in Education Problems 3(3-0 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN ADULT EDUCATION 

ADED-700. History and Philosophy of Continuing Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This is a study of historical and philosophical foundations and thought that have influenced 
how and needs have been met through learning. Consideration will be given to the thinking 
upon which teaching and learning were based during ancient times through the present. 

ADED-701. Organization, Administration and Supervision 

of Adult/Continuing Education Programs Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an examination of theories, concepts and practices as they relate to the 
functions, planning, organizing, staffing, financing, motivating, decision-making, evalu- 
ating and delegating in an Adult Education organization. 

ADED-702. Practicum in Teaching Adults Credit 3(1-4) 

Practical experience is provided involving a group of adults in a teaching learning experi- 
ence. Under supervision, the practice teacher will have an opportunity to apply concept 
teaching methods and instructional materials in a real life situation. Prerequisites: Twenty- 
one (21) graduate credit hours including 15 hours of professional core courses, or permis- 
sion of instructor. 



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ADED-703. Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Adult Continuing 

Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is integrative in nature, thereby offering the student an opportunity to synthe- 
size concepts, theories, and methods of teaching adults. 

ADED-704. Independent Study Credit 3(3-0) 

This course permits a student to undertake an analysis of a problem in adult education 
through individual study classroom setting. The problem may be selected from the schol- 
arly literature of adult education or the professional workplace. Prerequisites: Permission 
of the instructor. 

ADED-705. Thesis Research in Adult Education Credit 2-6(6-0) 

Original graduate level research in adult education will be carried out by the student under 
the supervision of the thesis research committee chairperson and leading to completion of 
the Master's Thesis. This course is available only to thesis option students. Prerequisites: 
30 graduate credit hours including HDSV 770 or comparable research design course and 
permission of the advisor. 

ADED-706. Special Problems in Adult Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Special topics, individual and group study projects, research, workshops, seminars, travel 
study tours and organized visitations in areas of adult education planned and agreed upon 
by participating students may be included in this course. 

ADED-707. Foundations of Adult Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce and address the philosophical, sociological and psychological 
foundations of adult education, and develop a view of the subject as a broad, diverse, and 
complex field of study, research, and professional practice. Students will survey many 
institutions, programs, and individual activities. The range of methods and materials used 
to enable adults to learn will be discussed. 

ADED-708. Methods in Adult Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Methods of informal instructional group leadership, conference planning and techniques 
in handling various issues of interest to adults. This course is designed for persons prepar- 
ing to conduct adult education programs as well as those preparing to serve as instructors 
or leaders in the public schools and/or in various agencies serving adults. 

ADED-709. Adult Development and Learning Credit 3(3-0) 

The social and psychological contexts of learning, motivation and educational participa- 
tion will be examined. Major theories of adult development and learning, and their impli- 
cations for professional practice will be explored through readings, small group and whole 
class discussion, and inquiry team projects. This course is appropriate for any educators 
and human services professionals who work with adults including college, university, and 
other postsecondary educators and counselors, adult secondary educators, community ser- 
vices providers, trainers and human resource developers. 

ADED-710. Foundations of Human Resource Development Credit 3(3-0) 

Human Resource Development (HRD) is concerned with the human resources within both 
public and private sector organizations, and is defined as the integrated use of employee 
training and development, organization development, and career development, to improve 
individual, group, and organizational effectiveness in attaining strategic goals and objec- 
tives. This course addresses concepts, practices, and issues in HRD with a focus on work- 
place learning organizational analysis. 



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ADED-71 1. Gerontology Credit 3(3-0) 

The basic purpose of this course is to study the process of aging. Attention will be given to 
the influence of cultural, sociological, and economic factors. An important phase of the 
course will deal with planning for retirement. 

ADED-712. Developmental Adult Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course surveys the complex and growing field of developmental adult education and 
will include topics relevant to collegiate remedial education, adult literacy, basic and sec- 
ondary education. English as a second language, and working with the learning disabled 
adult. 

ADED 713. Literacy in the Black Diaspora Credit 3(3-0) 

This is an historical overview of literary excellence and achievements evolving with the 
African adult. This cultural reality provides a contextual frame for the study of literacy 
initiatives within the United States and the Black Diaspora. 

ADED-714. The Community College and Postsecondary Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will focus upon the philosophy, organization and character of school pro- 
grams needed to meet educational needs of individuals who desire to continue their educa- 
tion on the postsecondary level. Special attention is given to the trends in developing 
community colleges. 

ADED-715. Women in Adult Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the progression of women professionals in the adult education dis- 
cipline within a cultural and socio-political context. The emphasis is placed on initial 
exclusion, marginalization, and evolving participation, scholarship and leadership. 

ADED-716. Qualitative Research in Adult and Continuing Education 

Credit 3(3-0) 

This course presents an overview of qualitative research methods such as historical analy- 
sis, case study methods, life histories and ethnography. Data collection and analysis tech- 
niques are studied and utilized to present a research project. 

ADED-759. Computer Applications in Adult Education Credit 3(3-0) 

Experiences will be provided in various computer and software application for adult and 
higher education. 

ADED-771. Program Development: Community Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a study of community needs assessment, community program design, pro- 
gram budgeting, grant writing, planning, and infusion of education that is multicultural 
into the community education curriculum. 

ADED-772. Program Management: Community Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the study of organization and governance of community education, pro- 
gram implementation, direction, supervision and evaluation. 

ADED-773. Leadership Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a systematic examination of leadership and motivation theory and its appli- 
cation to educational administration. Application will place emphasis on leadership in 
such areas as planning, policy development, managing change, conflict and stress man- 
agement, resource procurement and allocation, and time management. 



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ADED-774. The Changing Environment of Human Resource Development 

Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines the organization as a system influenced by external and internal envi- 
ronmental factors. Selected theories of organizational behavior, organizational culture and 
organizational change will be examined. Learners will develop an in-depth knowledge of the 
dynamic environment in which the human resource development professional operates. 

ADED-775. Learning Interventions for Human Resource Development 

Credit 3(3-0) 

Typical programs and learning supports provided in public and private sector workplaces 
will be examined. Human Resource Development interventions that support employee 
learning, including needs assessment, implementation and evaluation, will be practiced 
and analyzed. Prerequisite: ADED 710 Foundations of Human Resource Development or 
permission of the instructor. 

ADED-776. Principles of College Teaching Credit 3(3-0) 

Discussion in this course includes the principles involved in teaching at the college level: 
techniques of teaching aids, criteria used in evaluation and educational psychology. 

ADED-777. Seminar in Higher Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a synthesis of current research in higher education relating to administra- 
tion, curriculum, and faculty development. 

ADED-778. Student Personnel Services Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an analysis of student development programs in post-secondary institu- 
tions, including pre-admission; education; vocational and personal counseling; career guid- 
ance services; attitude and interest assessment; student affairs, rights, and responsibilities 
and financial aid. 

ADED-779. Technical Education in Community Junior Colleges Credit 3(3-0) 

This course offers techniques in identifying community needs and in planning curricula 
and courses for technical/vocational education. 

ADED-785A. Independent Readings in Education I Credit 1(0-2) 

This course includes individual study and selected readings in consultation with an in- 
structor. Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit. 

ADED-786A. Independent Readings in Education II Credit 2(0-4) 

This course involves individual study and selected readings in consultation with an in- 
structor. Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit. 

ADED-787A. Independent Readings in Education III Credit 3(0-6) 

This course involves individual study and selected readings in consultation with an in- 
structor. Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit. 

ADED-790A. Seminar in Education Problems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes intensive study, investigation, or research in selected areas of adult 
education. Prerequisites: 24 hours graduate credits. 



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Program of Study for the M.S. 
in Human Resources (Agency) 

HDSV 602 Human Development 

HDSV 610 Counseling Services 

HDSV 630 Statistics and Research Methodology 

HDSV 640 Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 

HDSV 650 Theories of Counseling 

HDSV 711 Human Resources Counseling 

HDSV 73 5 Counseling Methods (Lab) 

HDSV 736 Multicultural Counseling 

HDSV 740 Appraisal 

HDSV 750 Group Counseling (Lab) 

HDSV 759 Substance Abuse Counseling 

HDSV 760 Career Counseling (Lab) 

HDSV 765 Practicum (Lab) 

HDSV 770 Applied Research in Counseling 

HDSV 780 Internship I 

HDSV 790 Internship II 
Electives 



Credit 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
12 





Total 


60 Hours 




Program of Study for the M.S. 






in School Counseling 


Credit Hours 


HDSV 602 


Human Development 


3 


HDSV 610 


Counseling Services 


3 


HDSV 630 


Statistics and Research Methodology 


3 


HDSV 640 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3 


HDSV 650 


Theories of Counseling 


3 


HDSV 706 


Organization and Administration of Counseling Programs 3 


HDSV 712 


Counseling School Age Children 


3 


HDSV 735 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 740 


Appraisal 


3 


HDSV 750 


Group Counseling (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 760 


Career Counseling (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 765 


Practicum (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 770 


Applied Research in Counseling 


3 


HDSV 780 


Internship I 


3 


HDSV 790 


Internship II 


3 




Electives 


12 



Total 



60 Hours 



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Program of Study for the M.S. 
in Human Resources (Business) 







Credit Hours 


HDSV 602 


Human Development 


3 


HDSV610 


Counseling Services 


3 


HDSV 630 


Statistics and Research Methodology 


3 


HDSV 640 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3 


HDSV 650 


Theories of Counseling 


3 


HDSV 710 


Community/ Agency Counseling 


3 


HDSV 735 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 736 


Multicultural Counseling 


3 


HDSV 740 


Appraisal 


3 


HDSV 750 


Group Counseling (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 760 


Career Counseling (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 763 


Family Counseling (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 765 


Practicum (Lab) 


3 


HDSV 770 


Applied Research in Counseling 


3 


HDSV 780 


Internship I 


3 


HDSV 790 


Internship II 


3 




Electives 
Total 


12 




60 Hours 




Course Offerings in Counseling 


Credit 


HDSV 602 


Human Development 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 610 


Counseling Services 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 630 


Statistics and Research Methodology 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 640 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 650 


Theories of Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 706 


Organization and Administration of School 






Counseling Programs 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 710 


Community /Agency Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 711 


Human Resource Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 712 


Counseling School Age Children 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 721 


Independent Study 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 735 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 736 


Multicultural Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 740 


Appraisal 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 750 


Group Counseling (Lab) 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 751 


Special Topics in Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 759 


Substance Abuse Counseling 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 760 


Career Counseling (Lab) 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 763 


Family Counseling (Lab) 


3(3-0) 


HDSV 765 


Practicum (Lab) 


3(1-4) 


HDSV 770 


Applied Research in Counseling 


3(2-2) 


HDSV 780 


Internship I 


3(0-6) 


HDSV 790 


Internship II 


3(0-6) 



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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN COUNSELING 

HDSV-602. Human Development Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an examination of human psychological development through the life span. 

HDSV-610. Counseling Services Credit 3(3-0) 

Those aspects of counseling as they apply to school, community, and business settings 
will be covered in this course. 

HDSV-630. Statistics and Research Methodology Credit 3(3-0) 

Basic statistical methods and the tools of research make up the content of this course. 
HDSV-640. Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

Ethics, standards, and credentialing for professional counselors are presented in this course. 

HDSV-650. Theories of Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is an introduction to the primary theories and techniques in the field of coun- 
seling and their underlying components. Prerequisites: HDSV 602, 610. 

HDSV-706. Organization and Administration of School Counseling 

Programs Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a study of the organization and implementation of guidance services in 
schools. 

HDSV-710. Community/ Agency Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

Counseling delivery systems and procedures found in community /agency settings will be 
examined in this course. Prerequisites: HDSV 610, 650. 

HDSV-711. Human Resource Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides the emerging trends in human resources with an emphasis on coun- 
seling, coordinating, and consulting. Prerequisites: HDSV 610, 650. 

HDSV-712. Counseling School Age Children Credit 3(3-0) 

This course examines how counselors can be effective in addressing the developmental, 
mental, and psychological needs of elementary, middle, and high school students. Prereq- 
uisites: HDSV 610, 650. 

HDSV-721. Independent Study Credit 3(3-0) 

With the supervision of an approving professor, a student may carry out a special project 
of particular interest, and with appropriate relationship to his counseling specialization. 
Students must apply for and obtain approval of the supervising professor and the depart- 
ment chairperson one semester before registering for this course. The work of the course 
must be submitted in the form of a written report. 

HDSV-735. Counseling Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

The fundamentals of general counseling skills will be addressed as a foundation for fur- 
ther study. This course includes laboratory experiences for the observation and application 
of counseling skills. Prerequisite: HDSV 650. 

HDSV-736. Multicultural Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides an overview of issues and trends for counselors in a diverse society. 
Prerequisites: HDSV650, 735. 

HDSV-740. Appraisal Credit 3(3-0) 

The student will be introduced to evaluation and assessment tools, including relevant sta- 
tistics and computer applications. Prerequisite: HDSV 630. 



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HDSV-750. Group Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

Theories, techniques, and procedures appropriate for counseling groups will be included, 
as well as topics to build understanding of group development and dynamics. This course 
includes laboratory experiences for observation and application of group counseling skills. 
Prerequisite: HDSV 650. 

HDSV-751. Special Topics in Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

Topics in various areas of counseling will be selected and announced by the professor. 
Prerequisites: HDSV 650, 735. 

HDSV-759. Substance Abuse Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will examine the impact of chemical dependency and abuse on the develop- 
ment of individuals, the functioning of families and the productivity of the workforce. 
Comprehensive ways of conceptualizing and treating substance abuse will be discussed. 
Prerequisites: HDSV 650, 735, 736. 

HDSV-760. Career Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes career development theories, applied and related counseling proce- 
dures and technological applications. This course includes laboratory experiences for ob- 
servation of and practice in career counseling. Prerequisite: HDSV 650, 735. 

HDSV-763. Family Counseling Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will introduce major theories of family counseling, including family systems 
therapy. Experiential, structural, and functional techniques of family counseling and as- 
sessment will be addressed. Prerequisites: HDSV 650, 735. 

HDSV-765. Practicum Credit 3(1-4) 

This is a laboratory course in which studies will engage in supervised practice in the use of 
counseling skills. Prerequisites: HDSV 735 and 750. 

HDSV-770. Applied Research Credit 3(2-2) 

A research report of a technical nature must be produced using skills acquired in HDSV 
630. The written report will be under the supervision of the instructor. A technical oral 
presentation will be required. Prerequisite: HDSV 630, 740. 

HDSV-780. Internship I Credit 3(0-6) 

This course requires three hundred (300) clock hours of supervised internship in an appro- 
priate field placement. Students must apply to take this course one semester before enroll- 
ment and after all prior* professional courses have been completed. Class meetings will 
be scheduled and announced by the professor. Individual conferences will be required. 

HDSV-790. Internship II Credit 3(0-6) 

Three hundred (300) clock hours of advanced supervised practice in an appropriate coun- 
seling setting is required. Students must apply to take this course one semester before 
placement. Class meetings will be scheduled and announced by the professor. Individual 
conferences will be required. 

^Exceptions: Prior professional courses except HDSV 759, 763, and 770 

HDSV 765 and 780 may be taken concurrently 
All major courses must be taken in the counseling program here at NORTH CAROLINA A&T State University. 
All "provisionally admitted " students must be reviewed after 9 hours ofcoursework and see their advisors for 

additional courses. 



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Human Environment and Family Sciences 



Rosa Purcell, Chairperson 
102 Benbow Hall 
(336) 334-7850 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of the graduate program in Food and Nutrition are: 

1 . To develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary to undertake research in the Food 
and Nutritional Sciences and other related areas. 

2. To develop competencies to work as nutrition specialists in education, or with other 
community nutrition agencies and food industries. 

3. To obtain theoretical and experimental competencies necessary to pursue additional 
graduate studies or obtain professional degrees. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Food and Nutrition - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

For admission, students in the graduate program in Food and Nutrition must have an 
earned baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition from an accredited undergraduate in- 
stitution and have an overall grade point average of 2.6. Non-food and nutrition majors are 
encouraged to apply but students are required to clear the course deficiencies after en- 
rolled. A minimum of six (6) hours or more of Food and Nutrition courses is required to 
clear these deficiencies. TOEFL (foreign students) is required. The Graduate Record Ex- 
amination is not required for admission into the program. 

Option A is concerned with advanced training in Human Nutrition and Food Science. 
Each student is required to submit a thesis based on experimental work related to Nutrition 
or Food Science. Applicants who have majored in Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Chem- 
istry, Biochemistry, Biology, Animal and Plant Sciences, Physiology, or other related sci- 
ence disciplines will be admitted. 

The Option B plan is a non-thesis program, which has flexibility for students to choose 
extra course work (minimum six (6) credit hours). 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants are required to take a Qualifying Examination in Food and Nutrition 
to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. The test must be taken preferably prior to the 
registration for graduate courses or at the latest by the end of the first semester of the 
graduate work. The student may take one basic Food Science course and one Nutrition 
course each, and make a grade of B or better in place of taking the qualifying examination. 
Admission to candidacy for the M.S. in Food and Nutrition requires the satisfactory comple- 
tion of the Qualifying Examination in Food and Nutrition, maintain a minimum overall 
average of 3.0 in at least nine (9) semester hours of graduate work at A&T, and removal of 
all deficiencies in undergraduate preparation. 

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A final Comprehensive Examination in Food and Nutrition can be taken only if a 
student has completed all course work and maintained a 3.0 grade point average in the 
Graduate courses at the 600 level or above. At least fifty percent of the courses counted in 
the work towards the Master's degree must be those open only to graduate students. 

The student must have already completed the Departmental Qualifying Examination, 
the Comprehensive Examination, satisfactory presentation and defense of the thesis (the- 
sis option) and submission to the graduate office or completion of practicum (non-thesis) 
in order to be approved for graduation. 



30 Credit Hours 



3 credits 



CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

A degree in this area prepares students to enter careers in research, quality control, 
college and junior college teaching, food industry, community nutrition, dietetics, exten- 
sion service and public service. 

For further information contact the Chairperson, Human Environment & Family Sci- 
ences, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro NC 2741 1. 
A. Suggested Curriculum Guide for Option A - Food and Nutrition 
Requirements: 

1 . Twelve (12) semester hours of Food and Nutrition courses. 
HEFS 730 - Nutrition and Disease 

(prerequisite HEFS 630 - Advanced Nutrition) 

HEFS 735 - Experimental Foods 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 

or 
HEFS 63 1 - Food Chemistry 3 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 
HEFS 736 - Research Methods Food and Nutrition 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 635 - Introduction to Research Methods) 
HEFS 744 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition 2 credits 

2. In addition to the above core courses three (3) hours of statistics 
numbered 600 or above are required. 

3. Six (6) semester hours in Food and Nutrition and related areas 
are required. 

4. Three (3) semester hours of advanced Biochemistry or equivalent. 

5. Three (3) semester hours of suggested electives. 

6. HEFS 739 - Thesis Research 
B. Suggested Curriculum Guide for Option B (Non-Thesis) 

Requirements: 
1 . Twelve ( 1 2) semester hours of Food and Nutrition courses. 
HEFS 730 - Nutrition and Disease 
(prerequisite HEFS 630 - Advanced Nutrition) 

HEFS 735 - Experimental Foods 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 

or 
HEFS 63 1 - Food Chemistry 3 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 



3 credits 
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HEFS 736 - Research Methods Food and Nutrition 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 635 - Introduction to Research Methods) 

HEFS 744 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition 2 credits 

In addition to the above core courses three (3) hours of statistics 

numbered 600 or above are required. 

Six (6) semester hours in Food and Nutrition and related areas are required. 

Three (3) semester hours of advanced Biochemistry or equivalent. 

Three (3) semester hours of suggested electives. 

Food and Nutrition courses 9 credits 



COURSES - FOOD AND NUTRITION AND RELATED AREAS 

HEFS 601 Quantity Food 

HEFS 630 Advanced Nutrition 

HEFS 63 1 Food Chemistry 

HEFS 632 Maternal and Developmental Nutrition 

HEFS 635 Introduction to Research Methods in Food and Nutrition 

HEFS 636 Food Promotion 

HEFS 637 Special Problem in Food, Nutrition or Food Science 

HEFS 638 Sensory Evaluation 

HEFS 640 Geriatric Nutrition 

HEFS 641 Current Trends in Food Service 

HEFS 643 Food Preservation 

HEFS 648 Community Nutrition 

HEFS 650 International Nutrition 

HEFS 65 1 Food Safety and Sanitation 

HEFS 652 Diet Therapy 

HEFS 679 Nutrition Education 

HEFS 7 1 5 Trace Elements and Nutrition 

HEFS 730 Nutrition and Disease 

HEFS 733 Nutrition during the Growth and Development 

HEFS 734 Nutrition Education 

HEFS 735 Experimental Foods 

HEFS 736 Research Methods in Food and Nutrition 

HEFS 739 Thesis Research 

HEFS 740 Community Nutrition 

HEFS 742 Food Culture: Nutrition Anthropology 

HEFS 744 Seminar in Food and Nutrition 

HEFS 745 Practicum in Food and Nutrition 

Suggested Elective Courses 

HEFS 606 Cooperative Extension 

HEFS 607 Cooperative Extension Field Experience 

HEFS 608 Teaching Adults and Youth in Out-of-School Settings 

ANSC 6 1 5 Selection of Meat and Meat Products 

ANSC 6 1 7 Physiology of Reproduction of Farm Animals 

BIOL 769 Cellular Physiology 



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CHEM 65 1 Biochemistry General 

COMP 690 Advanced Topics in Computer Science 

CUIN 7 1 3 Computers in Education 

SOCI 67 1 Sociology Research Methods II 

EDLP 785- A Independent Readings in Education I 

EDLP 786-A Independent Readings in Education II 

EDLP 7 8 7- A Independent Readings in Education III 

EDLP 790-A Seminar in Education Problems 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENT 
AND FAMILY SCIENCE 

Food and Nutrition 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 

HEFS-601. Quantity Foods Credit 4(1-6) 

The application of principles of cookery to the preparation and service of food for group 
feeding with emphasis on menu planning, work schedules, cost and portion control, distri- 
bution and service are implemented in a laboratory setting. Prerequisites: HEFS-130, 246, 
344, AGEC-446. 

HEFS-630. Advanced Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Intermediate metabolism and interrelationships of organic and inorganic food nutrients in 
human biochemical functions. Prerequisites: HEFS-337 and CHEM-251, 252 or equiva- 
lent. 

HEFS-63 1 . Food Chemistry Credit 3(2-2) 

A study of the chemical, biochemical and physical properties of components of basic raw 
foods and behavior of the components including non-microbial changes during process- 
ing and storage. Prerequisite: HEFS-236, CHEM- 106, 107 and 251. 

HEFS-632. Maternal and Lifespan Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

This course emphasizes the energy and nutrient requirements and feeding practices for 
stages of the life span. Influences of nutrition on growth and development are discussed. 
Nutritional quality of food, physiological development, growth assessment, dietary evalu- 
ation and nutrition assessment for various stages of the lifespan are covered. Prerequisites: 
HEFS-332, 337 or instructor's permission. 

HEFS-633. Food Analysis Credit 3(1-4) 

Fundamental chemical, physical and sensory aspects of food composition as they relate to 
physical properties, acceptability and nutritional values of foods. Prerequisites: CHEM- 
102, 112, HEFS-236. 

HEFS-635. Introduction to Research Methods in Food 

and Nutrition Credit 3(0-6) 

Laboratory experiences in the use of methods applicable to food and nutrition research. 
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

HEFS-636. Food Promotion Credit 4(1-6) 

A course which gives experiences in the development and testing of recipes. Opportuni- 
ties will be provided for demonstrations, writing and photography with selected business. 



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HEFS-637. Special Problems in Food and Nutrition Credit 3(0-6) 

Independent study and/or experiences in food and/or nutrition. Prerequisite: Admission 
by instructor. 

HEFS-638. Sensory Evaluation Credit 3( 2-2) 

A study of the color, flavor, aroma and texture of foods by the use of sensory evaluation 
methods. Prerequisites: HEFS-236, HEFS-337. 

HEFS-640. Geriatric Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Multidisciplinary approaches to geriatric foods, nutrition and health problems. Evaluation 
of nutritional status and nutrition care of the elderly is emphasized. Field experience: 
nursing home and other community agencies. Prerequisite: HEFS-337 or 439. 

HEFS-641. Current Trends in Food Science Credit 3(3-0) 

Recent developments in food science and their implications for food scientists, nutrition- 
ists, dietitians and other professionals in the food industry and related professions. 

HEFS-643. Food Preservation Credit 3(2-2) 

A study of current methods of preserving foods — canning, freezing, dehydration, radia- 
tion, and fermentation. Prerequisite: HEFS-236 or equivalent. 

HEFS-645. Special Problems in Food Administration Credit 2(0-4) 

Individual work on special problems in food administration. 

HEFS-648. Community Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides an introduction and review of major communication and education 
skills that dietitians and nutritionists use in techniques of interviewing and counseling in 
community nutrition programs, and materials, methods and goals in planning, assessing, 
organizing and marketing nutrition for health promotion and preventing diseases. Evalu- 
ation of food and nutrition programs at State and Federal level are included. Prerequisite: 
HEFS-679. 

HEFS-650. International Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

An ecological approach to the hunger and malnutrition in technologically developed and 
developing countries. Focus on integrated intervention programs, projects, and problems. 
Opportunities to participate in national and international internships through cooperative 
arrangements. 

HEFS-651. Food Safety and Sanitation Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers practices and procedures for hygienic food handling, processing, sani- 
tation, food safety laws, and implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control point 
(HACCP) system in food processing and food service operations. Emphasis is placed on 
sanitation management, hazards, standards, and corrective actions for food service opera- 
tions that are critical control points for food safety. Practical measures for prevention of 
food borne diseases and effects of microorganisms, toxins, foreign objectives and physical 
damage on the safety and quality of foods are discussed. Prerequisite: BIOL-220. 

HEFS-652. Diet Therapy Credit 4(3-2) 

This course is a study of the principles of nutritional sciences in the treatment and man- 
agement of nutrition related diseases. Course content includes etiology, prevalence, patho- 
physiology, biochemical, clinical and nutritional needs and diet modification in the treat- 
ment of diseases. Prerequisites: HEFS-130, 337, 630. 



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HEFS-679. Nutrition Education Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the philosophy, principles, methods and materials involved in nutrition 
education. Application of nutrition knowledge and skills in the development of the nutri- 
tion education curriculum and programs in schools and communities is implemented. Pre- 
requisites: 332, 337, students must be advanced undergraduate or graduate level. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

HEF-715. Trace Elements and Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Physiological functions and requirements of trace minerals as well as the roles of trace 
minerals in health and disease will be discussed. 

HEFS-730. Nutrition in Health and Disease Credit 3(3-1) 

Significance of nutrition in health and disease. Consideration of: (1) the methods of ap- 
praisal of human nutritional status to include clinical, dietary, biochemical, and anthropo- 
metric techniques; (2) various biochemical parameters used to diagnose and treat disor- 
ders; and (3) the role of diet as a therapeutic tool. Prerequisite: HEFS-630 or equivalent. 

HEFS-733. Nutrition During the Growth and Development Credit 3(2-2) 

Nutritional, genetical and environmental influences on human growth and development. 
Prerequisite: HEFS-630 or equivalent. 

HEFS-734. Nutrition Education Credit 3(2-2) 

Interpretation of the results of nutrition research for use with lay groups. Preparation of 
teaching materials based on research for use in nutrition education programs. 

HEFS-735. Experimental Foods Credit 3(2-2) 

Objective and subjective evaluation of food, development and testing of recipes, and ex- 
perimentation with food. Prerequisite: HEFS-236 or equivalent. 

HEFS-736. Research Methods in Food and Nutrition Credit 4(2-6) 

Experimental procedures in food and nutrition research, care of experimental animals, 
analysis of food, body fluids, and animal tissues. Prerequisites: Analytical Chemistry and 
Biochemistry. 

HEFS-739. Thesis Research Credit 3(0-6) 

Research problems in food or nutrition. 

HEFS-740. Community Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Individualized work, team teaching or guest speakers. Application of the principles of 
nutrition to various community nutrition problems of specific groups (geriatrics, 
preschoolers, adolescents and expectant mothers). Evaluation of nutrition programs of 
public health and social welfare agencies at local, state, federal and international levels. 

HEFS-742. Cultural and Social Aspects of Food and Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Sociological, psychological, and economical background of ethnic groups and their influ- 
ence on food consumption patterns, and nutritional status. 

HEFS-744. Seminar in Food and Nutrition Credit 2(2-0) 

Required of all graduates in Food and Nutrition. 

HEFS-745, Practicum in Food or Nutrition Credit 3(0-6) 

Field experiences with private or public agencies. 



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Industrial Engineering Department 



Eui H. Park, Chairperson 

419 McNair Building 

(336) 334-7780 

park@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 



The Master of Science Program in Industrial Engineering is designed to meet the need 
for technical and/or managerial specialists in the Industrial Engineering area of concentra- 
tion. Four areas of concentration (Human-Machine Systems Engineering (HMSE), Man- 
agement Systems Engineering (MSE), Production Systems Engineering (PSE), and Op- 
erations Research and Systems Analysis (ORSA) are being offered. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Industrial Engineering - Master of Science 
Industrial Engineering - Ph.D. 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline 
from an institution of recognized standing. Students desiring to enter the program who do 
not possess a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline are required to complete with at 
least a "B" average a number of background courses in mathematics, physics and engi- 
neering science prior to admission to the graduate program. Students entering the pro- 
gram without a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from an accredited department 
are required to remove all deficiencies in general professional prerequisites. 

Graduate Record Examination scores for the Master of Science Degree in Industrial 
Engineering, although not necessary, will be given consideration in making decisions re- 
garding financial assistance. 

PROGRAM OPTIONS AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Two degree options are available, namely, Thesis and Project. The thesis option re- 
quires 24 semester hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis culminating in scholarly 
research work. The project option requires 30 semester hours of course work and 3 hours 
of project work. Both options require an oral examination and a written report. To gradu- 
ate, a student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Additional details of course re- 
quirements are outlined in the Graduate Program Student Handbook available from the 
department. 

List of Courses Credits 

INEN615 Industrial Simulation 3 

INEN 6 1 8 Total Quality Improvement 3 

INEN 62 1 Engineering Cost Control and Analysis 3 



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INEN 624 Computer-Integrated Design / Manufacturing 

INEN 625 Industrial Information Systems 

INEN 626 Systems Analysis and Design 

INEN 632 Robotic Systems and Applications 

INEN 635 Materials Handling Systems Design 

INEN 645 Advanced Facilities Design 

INEN 648 Industrial Biomechanics 

INEN 650 Probabilistic Models in Operations Research 

INEN 658 Project Management and Scheduling 

INEN 660 Selected Topics in Engineering 

INEN 662 Reliability Engineering 

INEN 664 Safety Engineering 

INEN 665 Human Machine Systems 

INEN 666 Special Projects 

INEN 678 Engineering Management 

INEN 712 Work Measurement Theory 

INEN 716 Advanced Engineering Statistics 

INEN 7 1 8 Advanced Quality Control 



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INEN 733 Advanced Operations Research 3 

INEN 735 Human-Computer Interface 3 

INEN 740 Expert Systems in Industrial Engineering 3 

INEN 745 Advanced Computer-Integrated Production Systems 3 

INEN 749 Inventory Systems Analysis and Design 3 

INEN 777 Thesis " Var. 1-6 

INEN 778 Project Var. 1-3 

INEN 789 Special Topics Var. 1-3 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

INEN-615. Industrial Simulation Credit 3(3-0) 

This course addresses discrete-event simulation languages. One general purpose simula- 
tion language is taught in depth. The use of simulation in design and improvement of 
production and service systems is emphasized. Term papers and projects will be required. 
Prerequisite: INEN-550 or equivalent. 

INEN-618. Total Quality Improvement Credit 3(3-0) 

This course provides a systematic engineering approach to understanding the philosophy 
and application of Total Quality Improvement (TQI). It also introduces students to Con- 
tinuous Improvement techniques used by management as a means of improving engineer- 
ing processes in order to become and remain competitive in the global marketplace. The 
CI techniques and concepts of this course include strategic planning, benchmarking, ISO 
9000, teamwork, customer satisfaction, employee involvement, quality tools, and busi- 
ness process reengineering. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate 
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INEN-621. Engineering Cost Control and Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to emphasize the use of accounting data internally by engineers as 
a key participant in all functions of management. It focuses upon the systems design 
concepts in job order costing, process costing, and Just-in Time (JIT) inventory in manu- 
facturing organizations. Projects are required. Prerequisite: INEN-260. 

INEN-624. Computer-Integrated Design / Manufacture Credit 3(2-2) 

This course focuses on Computer- Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing 
(CAM) and their integration. Topics include numerical control, robotics, computer vision 
and sensors. Topics in concurrent engineering are also addressed. Design projects are 
required. Prerequisite: INEN-255 or equivalent. 

INEN-625. Industrial Information Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces design implementation and evaluation of information systems. Struc- 
tured analysis and design techniques, organization of data and current software tools are 
introduced. Current database technologies are presented. The role of information sys- 
tems as an integration tool for manufacturing systems is also stressed. Design projects are 
required. Prerequisite: INEN-355 or equivalent. 

INEN-626. Systems Analysis and Design Credit 3(3-0) 

Analysis and development of systems, including management requirements decision-mak- 
ing levels, economic justification, and implementation. The computer is considered as a 
tool in analysis and design as well as one component in the total system. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing in engineering. 

INEN-632. Robotic Systems and Applications Credit 3(2-2) 

This course addresses design, analysis, implementation and operation of robotics in pro- 
duction systems. End effectors, vision systems, sensors, stability and control off-line 
programming, and simulation of robotic systems are covered. Methods for planning ro- 
botic work areas are emphasized. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: INEN-410 
or equivalent. 

INEN-635. Materials Handling Systems Design Credit 3(2-2) 

This course focuses on design, and analysis of materials handling and flow in manufactur- 
ing facilities. Principles, functions, equipment, and theoretical approaches in materials 
handling are discussed. Tools for the automation of materials handling are introduced. 
Design projects are required. Prerequisite: INEN-365. 

INEN-645. Advanced Facilities Design Credit 3(2-2) 

This course focuses on modeling design and location of production facilities. Topics in- 
clude computer simulation of production facilities, analytical models, location theory, 
workplace design and preventive maintenance. Design projects are required. Prerequi- 
sites: INEN-365 and INEN 400. 

INEN-648. Industrial Biomechanics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course explains and analyzes the mechanical behavior of the musculoskeletal system 
and component tissue during industrial work situations. Topics include: biomechanical 
and musculoskeletal models, mechanical work capacity, bioinstrumentation. Applications 
to human-machine systems design and analysis are emphasized. Prerequisites: Senior/ 
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INEN-650. Probabilistic Models in Operations Research Credit 3(3-0) 

Stochastic models in Operations Research and solution techniques are introduced in this 
course. Specific topics include random number generation, Monte Carlo simulation, Pois- 
son process, Markov chains, queuing models, decision analysis, stochastic inventory sys- 
tems and system reliability. Projects and term papers are required. Prerequisite: INEN 
275 or equivalent. 

INEN-658. Project Management and Scheduling Credit 3(3-0) 

Project scheduling is addressed using Critical Path Method (CPM) and Project Evaluation 
and Review Technique (PERT). Theory of scheduling is discussed. Applications in flow 
shops, job shops, cellular manufacturing and project environments are explored. Approaches 
used include mathematical optimization, heuristics, and simulation. Design projects are 
required. Prerequisite: INEN-310. 

INEN-660. Selected Topics in Engineering Variable Credit (1-3) 

Selected engineering topics of interest to students and faculty. The topics will be selected 
before the beginning of the course and will be pertinent to the programs of the students 
enrolled. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

INEN-662. Reliability Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course reviews the statistical concepts and methods underlying procedures used in 
reliability engineering. Topics include the nature of reliability and maintenance, life fail- 
ure and repair distributions, life test strategies, and complex system reliability including: 
series/parallel/standby components with preventive maintenance philosophy. Prerequi- 
site: INEN-275 or equivalent. 

INEN-664. Human Performance, Risk Analysis & Systems Safety Credit 3(3-0) 

This course addresses the relationship between system safety, risk and human performance 
at work. Quantitative and qualitative methods of investigating and analyzing accidents, 
system failures and risk in human-machine system environment are discussed. Design 
projects that incorporate Occupational Safety and Health Act is emphasized. Prerequi- 
sites: INEN-275 and INEN-420. 

INEN-665. Human Machine Systems Credit 3(2-2) 

This course introduces behavioral and psychological factors such as sensory, perception 
and attention, decision making and cognitive processes. This course emphasizes the ap- 
plications of these factors to the design and development of man-machine systems. De- 
sign projects are required. Prerequisite: INEN-420. 

INEN-666. Special Projects Credit (1-3) 

Study arranged on a special engineering topic of interest to student and faculty member, 
who will act as advisor. Topics may be analytical and/or experimental and encourage 
independent study. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

INEN-678. Engineering Management Credit 3(3-0) 

A brief review of engineering management history and its relationship to industrial engi- 
neering operations, research, management science, and technical engineering disciplines 
is addressed. Planning organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling an engineering en- 
vironment are discussed. Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering or consent of 
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INEN-712. Work Measurement Theory Credits 3(3-0) 

A review of classical methods of engineering, work measurement and critical analysis of 
the underlying theory. Analysis of wage incentive systems are covered. Prerequisite: 
INEN-255 or consent of the instructor. 

INEN-716. Advanced Engineering Statistics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on the fundamental principles of planning, designing and analyzing 
statistical experiments for engineering applications. Parametric statistics such as analysis 
of variance and non-parametric statistics are covered. Prerequisite: INEN-275. 

INEN-718. Advanced Quality Control Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers concepts, theories and current statistical control methods with empha- 
sis on optimal product design and process optimization. Total quality management and 
world-wide quality standards will also be discussed. Prerequisite: INEN-325. 

INEN-730. Advanced Systems Simulation Credit 3(3-0) 

This course addresses advanced statistical issues in the design of simulation experiments: 
variance reduction, regeneration methods, performance optimization, and run sampling. 
Continuous simulation models are introduced. Current research topics in simulation are 
discussed. Prerequisite: INEN-615. 

INEN-733. Advanced Operations Research Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers selected topics in optimization theory, computational issues, and appli- 
cations including non-linear programming, integer programming, multi-criteria optimiza- 
tion, and network optimization. Prerequisite: INEN-310. 

INEN-735. Human-Computer Interface Credit 3(3-0) 

This course addresses the critical parameters in designing the human-computer interface. 
The emphasis is on software psychology as it relates to the human information processing 
system and modern interaction paradigms. Prerequisites: INEN-665 and INEN-716. 

INEN-740. Expert Systems in Industrial Engineering Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces artificial intelligence tools. Concepts such as knowledge represen- 
tation and inference mechanisms are presented. The development of expert systems for 
industrial engineering applications is emphasized. Prerequisite: INEN-625. 

INEN-745. Advanced Computer-Integrated Production Systems Credit 3(3-0) 

This course addresses the principles relating to integration issues for an automated manu- 
facturing enterprise. Topics include control architectures, communication networks and 
standards for graphical information interchange. Current research areas will be discussed. 
Design projects are required. Prerequisites: INEN-624 and INEN-635. 

INEN-749. Inventory Systems Analysis and Design Credit 3(3-0) 

Demand forecasting with emphasis on statistical techniques and smoothing. Inventory 
control system philology. Study of deterministic and probabilistic inventory systems. Use 
of lagrange multipliers, dynamic programming and queuing in inventory control. Intro- 
duction to queuing theory. Prerequisite: INEN-335. 

INEN-777. Thesis (Prerequisite: Graduate standing) Variable Credit (1-6) 

Advanced research in an area of interest to student and instructor. 

INEN-778. Project (Prerequisite: Graduate standing) Variable Credit (1-3) 

Advanced project in an area of interest to student and instructor. 

INEN-789. Special Topics (Prerequisite: Graduate Standing)Variable Credit (1-3) 



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Manufacturing Systems 



Abhay Trivedi, Chairperson 

100 Price Hall 

(336) 334-7758 

trived@ncat.edu 

William K. James, Graduate Coordinator 

104 Price Hall 

(336) 334-7585 

wkjames@ncat.edu 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Department of Manufacturing Systems in the School of Technology, North Caro- 
lina A&T State University features a Master of Science in Industrial Technology program 
of study designed to cause students to expand their understanding of challenges related to 
industrial management and learn effective methods for dealing with accelerated techno- 
logical change. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

The Master of Science in Industrial Technology, within the School of Technology, 
requires the GRE General Test as part of the admission process. No minimum score is 
required at this time. 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

Master of Science in Industrial Technology (MSIT) 

The MSIT degree program is built upon the competencies achieved at the baccalaure- 
ate level in the industrial technology curriculum and thus enable students to secure appli- 
cations oriented "technical-management" positions in today's industrial environment. Spe- 
cifically, this program is designed to prepare technical-management professional and en- 
hance their proficiencies in the following areas: 

1) Planning, organizing and management of technology, people, and resources; 

2) Applying and controlling the use of various high technologies (e.g., computer aided- 
drafting and design (CADD), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), machine vi- 
sion and photonics, telecommunications and wireless communications, computerized 
construction estimating systems, safety support systems, etc.); 

3) Control processes to improve quality, reliability, and productivity; 

4) Human resource management and the development of a changing workplace to achieve 
organizational goals; and 

5) Problem solving and creative thinking skills. 



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TARGET AUDIENCE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

This program is designed to serve the diverse needs of persons who are interested in 
pursing careers in technology. Included in this group are the following: ( 1 ) persons cur- 
rently employed in industrial management positions and have professional growth aspira- 
tions; (2) individuals recently completing their undergraduate study and want additional 
preparation prior to embarking on a career in industry; and (3) students interesting in 
entering an advanced graduate degree program (Ph.D., Ed.D, etc.) and whose ultimate 
goal is university teaching and/or research. Graduates of the program should be able to 
perform more creatively and competently in leadership roles involving planning, problem 
solving, and decision-making. Additionally, the program is designed to enhance student 
competencies in the areas of research and scholarly writing. 

PROGRAM CURRICULA 

Core Courses (12 credit hours) 

3 hrs Problem Solving in Manufacturing Technology MFG 610 

3 hrs Concepts in World Class Manufacturing MFG 700 

3 hrs Manufacturing Organization and Management MFG 735 

3 hrs Leadership Development Seminar MFG 740 

Management Courses (6 credit hours) 

3 hrs Industrial Productivity Measurement and Analysis MFG 6 1 

3 hrs Project Management CM 692 

3 hrs Managing Product Development MFG 745 

3 hrs Production Management and Control MFG 755 

3 hrs Managing a Total Quality System MFG 770 

Technical Electives (Student must complete 9 SH of Technical Electives courses from any 
of the following SOT of offerings. Other NCA & TSU courses may be considered with prior 
approval from the student s advisor and department chairperson.) 

Manufacturing Systems 

Technical Electives 



3 hrs Principles of Robotics MFG 65 1 

3 hrs Special Problems in Manufacturing Systems MFG 690 

3 hrs Advanced Automation and Control MFG 674 

3 hrs Applied Computer Integrated Manufacturing MFG 696 

3 hrs Independent Study in Manufacturing Technology MFG 699 

3 hrs Manufacturing Materials MFG 710 

3 hrs Tool Technology MFG 7 1 5 

3 hrs Advanced Manufacturing Process/CNC MFG 760 

3 hrs Reliability Testing and Analysis MFG 780 

3 hrs Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology MFG 799 



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Electronics and Computer Technology 

Technical Electives 

3 hrs Digital Communications 

3 hrs Electronic Communications Networks 

3 hrs Electronic Instrumentation for Telemetry Applications 

3 hrs Electronic Automated Testing Systems 

3 hrs Wireless Communication Systems 

3 hrs Optical Communication Systems 

3 hrs Satellite and Personal Communications Systems 

3 hrs Global Positioning Systems 

3 hrs Communication Circuit Development Laboratory 

3 hrs Utility System Applications 

3 hrs Special Problems in Electronics 

3 hrs Independent Study in Electronics & Computer Technology 

3 hrs Optical Communication Systems II 

3 hrs Special Topics in Electronics & Computer Technology 

3 hrs Wireless Communication Systems II 

3 hrs Communication Circuit Development Laboratory II 

3 hrs Special Problems in Electronics & Computer Technology 



EC T 610 
ECT 630 
ECT 634 
ECT 640 
ECT 650 
ECT 655 
ECT 660 
ECT 665 
ECT 670 
ECT 680 
ECT 690 
ECT 699 
ECT 755 
ECT 759 
ECT 760 
ECT 770 
ECT 799 



Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 

Technical Electives 

3 hrs Advanced Flexographic Methods GCS 601 

3 hrs Electronics Imaging in Graphic Communication GCS 616 

3 hrs Multimedia and Videography GCS 630 

3 hrs Advanced Computer-Aided Designed GCS 63 1 

3 hrs Graphic Animation GCS 632 

3 hrs Advanced Machine Design and Drafting GCS 633 

3 hrs Advanced Multimedia and Videography GCS 634 

3 hrs Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications Technology GCS 635 

3 hrs Electronics Imaging in Distance Education GCS 636 

3 hrs Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design GCS 644 

3 hrs Independent Studies in Technological Education GCS 668 

3 hrs Seminar in Computer- Aided Drafting and Design GCS 719 

3 hrs Advanced Graphic Techniques GCS 731 

3 hrs Special Problems I TECH 717 

3 hrs Special Problems II TECH 7 1 8 



Construction Management 

Technical Electives 

3 hrs Environmental Issues in Construction Technology 

3 hrs Independent Study I 

3 hrs Independent Study II 

3 hrs Construction Contracts and Law 

3 hrs Advanced Construction Planning and Scheduling 

3 hrs Real Estate and Land Development 



CM 603 
CM 617 
CM 618 

CM 650 
CM 675 

CM 678 



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3 hrs Experiential Graduate Internship CM 685 

3 hrs Special Problems in Construction Management CM 686 

3 hrs Productivity and Methods Improvement in Construction CM 7 1 5 

3 hrs Research Methods in Construction CM 750 

Occupational Safety and Health 

Technical Electives 

3 hrs Occupational Toxicology I OSH 600 

3 hrs Industrial Hygiene Ventilation OSH 613 

3 hrs Industrial Safety OSH 630 

3 hrs Design of Engineering Hazard Controls OSH 632 

3 hrs Machine and Welding Safety OSH 637 

3 hrs Electrical Safety OSH 642 

3 hrs Systems Safely and Other Analytical Methods OSH 672 

3 hrs Experiential Education I OSH 678 

3 hrs Experiential Education II OSH 679 

3 hrs Special Problems in Occupational Health & Safety OSH 700 

3 hrs Occupational Epidemiology I OSH 704 

3 hrs Noise Control OSH 706 

3 hrs Education and Training Methods for Safety OSH 712 

3 hrs Toxicology for the Industrial Hygienist OSH 73 1 

3 hrs Industrial Ventilation OSH 75 1 

Co-op (an internship experience in a industrial environment) 

6 hrs Manufacturing Co-op MFG 750 

Master's Project (choose a problem, design and implement solutions in an industrial 
setting) 

3 hrs Master's Degree Project MFG 790 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY 

Course with description in Manufacturing 

MFG-610. Problem Solving in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course teaches fundamental of problem solving as they are applied to a technology 
environment. Included are analytical as well as creative problem solving techniques. It 
also explores contemporary issues of innovation in the work place. 

MFG-673. Productivity Measurement and Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

Study of work measurement and methods analysis towards establishing work standards 
and measuring productivity in industry. 

MFG-690. Special Problems in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is to provide a forum for dialogue about areas of student's interest pertaining 
to issues and or skill developments. This will be accomplished through the definition, 
exploration, and tentative resolution of selected current and evolving industrial technol- 
ogy. This experience is targeted toward providing one the opportunity to think about a 
particular concern and/or interest then to develop a final product, in the form of paper and 
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MFG-696. Applied Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Credit 3(2-2) 

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of computer-integrated manufac- 
turing (CIM). It will provide hands-on experience using sensoring devices necessary to 
control CIM system. Prerequisite: MFG-674 or consent of instructor. 

MFG-699. Independent Study in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3(3-0) 

The student selects a problem, either management or technical in nature, in consultation 
with a faculty member in this area of interest. A contract or prospectus will be developed 
which establishes the deliverable outcome. The problem may be research or application 
oriented in nature. The standard APA report format will be required. Prerequisite: Consent 
of the instructor. 

MFG-700. Concepts in World Class Manufacturing Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will provide instruction in the concept of "World Class Manufacturing." This 
includes topics such as Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Quality Control (TQC), human resource 
management; quick changeover, small batch sizes, automation, and time based competi- 
tive advantage. 

MFG-710. Manufacturing Materials Credit 3(3-0) 

This course surveys the materials commonly used to manufacture products. It explores the 
way these materials are formed. Covered are traditional metals and plastics as well as 
emerging high tech materials. The practical applications of these materials are empha- 
sized. Prerequisite: MFG-471 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

MFG-715. Tool Technology Credit 3(2-1) 

Includes coverage of tool layout, tool material, tool wear and failure, work holding prin- 
ciples, jig and die, specifications for press working, blanking, bending, forming, drawing, 
and forging, etc. Tooling for joining processes such as welding, soldering, brazing, me- 
chanical joining, and adhesive bonding are covered, as well as the use of computers in 
tooling. Prerequisite: MFG-472 or equivalent or consent of instructor 

MFG-735. Manufacturing Organization and Management Credit (3-0) 

This course surveys contemporary organization and management issues. Focusing as- 
pects of the product cycle, research and development, product design, marketing, and 
sales and distribution. This course explores new trends technology management and qual- 
ity of work life issues. 

MFG-740. Leadership Development Seminar Credit 3(3-0) 

This is an experiential seminar designed for assessment of the individual's managerial 
strengths and weaknesses in a manufacturing management position. Current and evolving 
leadership issues will be discussed and leadership models will be presented. Managerial 
and leadership issues in high participation work places will be stressed. Student's wil 1 
participate in behavioral simulations and receive psychometric feedback. 

FG-745. Managing New Product Development Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the product development cycle and emphasizes the benefits of Early 
Manufacturing Involvement (EM!) and Logistics Processes. Use of cross-functional teams 
in product development is also explored. 

MFG-750. Manufacturing Co-op Credit 6 

The co-op experience is designed to provide students with an intern experience of working 
full-time in a manufacturing environment. For 6 hours of credit, the student must be em- 
ployed full-time for one semester. Evaluation of the student will be based on reports from the 
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MFG-755. Production Management and Control Credit 3(3-0) 

This course focus is on production scheduling, work flow, and inventory flow, Just-in-tune 
(JIT), and Material Resources Planning (MRP) are explored as techniques for structuring 
production as well as inventory management. Traditional work design is compared-to new- 
more high participative work designs including self-managed teams. 

MFG-760. Advanced Manufacturing Process/Computer Numerical Control 
Credit 3(1-2) 

This course explores applications in advanced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) 
machine tool technology with precision work performed on lathes, mill, Electrostatic Dis- 
charge Machining (EDM), and surface drilling workstations. Prerequisite: MFG-472 or 
consent of instructor 

MFG-770. Managing a Total Quality System Credit 3(3-0) 

The study of total quality control systems assists to reduce defects, lower cost, and in- 
crease productivity in a manufacturing environment. Study includes implementing quality 
through Statistical Process Control (SPC), managing quality, quality information systems 
quality circles, and quality work-life concepts. Prerequisite: MFG-495 or equivalent or 
consent of instructor 

MFG-780. Reliability Testing and Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

Study of Metrology and reliability testing at various stages of manufacturing processes for 
zero failures. Includes destructive and non-destructive testing procedures, failure analy- 
sis, exponential and Weibull Failure Law, and reliability prediction of components and/or 
systems. 

MFG-790. Master's Project Credit 3(3-0) 

The master's project is designed to be a culminating experience for the master's degree. It 
is applications oriented and focuses on an actual project from a manufacturing environ- 
ment. It is designed to integrate the learning from the courses taken in the degree program. 
Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit and consent of instructor. 
MFG-799. Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3(3-0) 
This course will allow a group of students to work on special topics of interest, which are 
not covered by an existing course. These are emerging themes that reflect the rapidly 
changing nature of "World Class Manufacturing" environments. Prerequisite: Consent of 
the instructor. 

MFG-999. Continuation of Master's Thesis Credit 1(1-0) 

This course will allow a group of students, who have not completed Master's Project or 
Thesis, to extend research. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 



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Mathematics 



Wilbur L. Smith, Chairman 

102 Marteena Hall 

(336) 334-7822 

smithw@ncat.edu 



The School of Graduate Studies through the Department of Mathematics offers two 
curricula leading to the Master of Science in Education. One is intended primarily for 
individuals who teach mathematics at the middle school or high school level and the other 
is intended for individuals who teach mathematics at the high school or two-year college 
level. In addition, it offers a program of studies leading to the M.S. degree in Applied 
Mathematics. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Mathematics, Secondary Education - Master of Science 
Applied Mathematics - Master of Science 

This program only applies to currently enrolled students. The program is being re- 
vised to meet the "New Masters " degree competencies and guidelines as mandated by the 
State of North Carolina. For information regarding admissions to the "New Masters" 
program, please contact the department chairperson. 

GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Mathematics Education and Applied Mathematics students must follow the general 
admission requirements for graduate studies; Mathematics Education students must also 
meet professional education requirements for a Class A Teaching Certificate. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to meeting general requirements specified above, a student seeking admis- 
sion to a graduate program in the Department of Mathematics must have earned thirty 
(30) semester hours in mathematics including differential and integral calculus, linear 
algebra and differential equations. A student who fails to meet these requirements will be 
expected to enroll in appropriate undergraduate courses before beginning his graduate 
studies in mathematics. A student may not receive graduate credit for a course that is 
equivalent to one for which he received a grade of "C" or above as an undergraduate. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL-HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM 

Non-Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a 
Master of Science in Education, the student must complete the following: 
1 . At least one mathematics course numbered higher than 699. 



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2. Fifteen additional hours from the following: Mathematics 601, 602, 603, 604, 607, 
608, 610, 61 1, 612, 620, 623, 624, 631, 632, 633, 650, 651, 652, 691, 700, 701,710, 
711, 712, 715, 717, 720, 751, 752, 765, 733. 

3. An elective of 3 semester hours in education or mathematics or in an area related to 
mathematics. 

Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a 
Master of Science in Education, a student must complete the following: 

1 . At least one mathematics course numbered higher than 699. 

2. Fifteen additional semester hours in mathematics from the following: Mathematics 
601, 602, 603, 604, 607, 608, 610, 611, 612, 620, 623, 624, 631, 632, 633, 650, 
651, 652, 691, 700, 701, 710, 711, 712, 715, 717, 720, 751, 752, 765, 733. 

3. A thesis focused on research in mathematics or in the teaching of mathematics. 

HIGH SCHOOL-2-YEAR COLLEGE CURRICULUM 

Non-Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a 
Master of Science in Education, a student must complete the following: 

1 . Nine semester hours in mathematics courses numbered higher than 699. 

2. Nine additional hours from the following: Mathematics 601, 602, 603, 604, 607, 
608, 610, 611, 612, 620, 623, 624, 631, 632, 633, 650, 651, 652, 691, 700, 701, 
710, 711, 712, 715, 717, 720, 751, 752, 765, 733. 

3. An elective of three semester hours in education or mathematics or courses related 
to mathematics. 

Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

In addition to the courses specified in the description of general requirements for a 
Master of Science in Education, a student must complete the following: 

1 . Nine semester hours in mathematics courses numbered higher than 699. 

2. Nine additional hours from the following: Mathematics 601, 602, 603, 604, 607, 
608, 610, 611, 612, 620, 623, 624, 631, 632, 633, 650, 651, 652, 691, 700, 701, 
710, 711, 712, 715, 717, 720, 751, 752, 765, 733. 

3 . A thesis or an investigative study in mathematics or in the teaching of mathematics. 

APPLIED MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM 

A student seeking the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics must complete the 
following: 

1. At least fifteen semester hours of 700-level courses in either mathematics or an 
applications area of mathematics. 

2. A minimum of eighteen semester hours of credit in the Department of Mathemat- 
ics. 

3. A thesis or a project. 

4. A minimum of thirty semester hours of graduate credit. 



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Courses 

MATH 600 Introduction to Modern Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers 

MATH 601 Technology and Applications in Secondary School Mathematics 

MATH 602 Modern Algebra 

MATH 603 Introduction to Real Analysis 

MATH 604 Modern Geometry for Secondary School Teachers 

MATH 606 Mathematics for Chemists 

MATH 607 Theory of Numbers 

MATH 608 Methods of Applied Statistics 

MATH 6 1 Complex Variables I 

MATH 6 1 1 Complex Variables II 

MATH 6 1 2 Advanced Linear Algebra 

MATH 620 Elements of Set Theory and Topology 

MATH 623 Probability Theory and Applications 

MATH 624 Theory and Methods of Statistics 

MATH 625 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 

MATH 626 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 

MATH 63 1 Linear and Non-Linear Programming 

MATH 632 Games and Queueing Theory 

MATH 633 Stochastic Processes 

MATH 650 Ordinary Differential Equations 

MATH 65 1 Partial Differential Equations 

MATH 652 Methods of Applied Mathematics 

MATH 665 Principles of Optimization 

MATH 675 Graph Theory 

MATH 691 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics 

MATH 700 Theory of Functions of a Real Variable I 

MATH 70 1 Theory of Functions of a Real Variable II 

MATH 706 Categorical Data Analysis 

MATH 708 Nonparametric Statistics 

MATH 7 1 Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I 

MATH 7 1 1 Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable II 

MATH 7 1 2 Numerical Linear Algebra 

MATH 7 1 5 Proj ective Geometry 

MATH 7 1 7 Special Topics in Algebra 

MATH 720 Special Topics in Analysis 

MATH 721 Multivariate Statistical Analysis 

MATH 723 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics 

MATH 725 Graduate Design Project 

MATH 730 Thesis Research in Mathematics 

MATH 73 1 Advanced Numerical Methods 

MATH 75 1 Solution Methods in Integral Equations 

MATH 752 Calculus of Variations and Control Theory 

MATH 765 Optimization Theory and Applications 

MATH 733 Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes 



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COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN MATHEMATICS 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

MATH-600. Introduction to Modern Mathematics for Secondary 

School Teachers Credit 3(3-0) 

Elementary theory of sets, elementary logic and propositional systems, nature and meth- 
ods of mathematical proofs, structure of the real number system. Open only to in-service 
teachers or to others having the permission of the Department of Mathematics. 

MATH-601. Technology and Applications in Secondary School 

Mathematics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers techniques of teaching algebra, advanced algebra, trigonometry, and 
other secondary mathematics using graphing calculators, software packages and other 
technology. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

MATH-602. Modern Algebra Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers mappings, binary operations, groups, rings, integral domains, fields, 
and some applications to coding and cryptography. Prerequisite: MATH 3 1 1 or consent of 
the instructor. 

MATH-603. Introduction to Real Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

The following topics will be covered in this course: elementary set theory, functions, axi- 
omatic development of the real numbers, metric spaces, convergent sequences, complete- 
ness, compactness, connectedness, continuity, limits, sequences of functions, differentia- 
tion, the mean value theorem, Taylor's theorem, Reimann integration, infinite series, the 
fixed point theorem, partial differentiation, and the implicit function theorem. Prerequi- 
site: MATH-31 1 or consent of the instructor. 

MATH-604. Modern Geometry for Secondary School Teachers Credit 3(3-0) 

Re-examination of Euclidean geometry, axiomatic systems and the Hilbert axioms, intro- 
duction to projective geometry and other non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH- 
600 or consent of the Department of Mathematics. 

MATH-606. Mathematics for Chemists Credit 3(3-0) 

Review of those principles of mathematics involved in chemical computations and deriva- 
tions from general chemistry through physical chemistry; topics covered include signifi- 
cant figures, methods of expressing large and small numbers, algebraic operations, trigo- 
nometric functions and an introduction to calculus. 

MATH-607. Theory of Numbers Credit 3(3-0) 

Divisibility properties of the integers, the Euclidean algorithm, congruences, diophantine 
equations, number-theoretic functions and continued fractions. Prerequisite: Twenty hours 
of college mathematics. 

MATH-608. Methods of Applied Statistics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces the SAS programming language, and uses it in the analysis of 
variance, both single and multi-factor. It includes various methods of hypothesis testing 
and constructing confidence intervals. The course covers simple and multiple linear re- 
gression, including model building and variable selection techniques. Elements of time 
series and categorical data analysis are covered. Prerequisite: MATH-224. 



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MATH-610. Complex Variables I Credit 3(3-0) 

The following topics will be covered in this course: complex number system, limits of 
complex sequences, complex functions, continuity, limits of functions, derivatives, el- 
ementary functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, antiderivatives harmonic functions, in- 
verse functions, power series, analytic functions, analytic continuation, contour integrals, 
Cauchy's theorem and Cauchy's integral formula. Prerequisite: MATH-231. 

MATH-61 1. Complex Variables II Credit 3(3-0) 

MATH-61 1 is a continuation of MATH-610. The following topics will be covered in this 
course: Liouville's theorem, the fundamental theorem of algebra, the winding number, 
generalized Cauchy theorems, singularities, residue calculus, Laurent series, boundary 
value problems, harmonic functions, conformal mappings, Poisson's formula, potential 
theory, physical applications and the Riemann mapping theorem. Prerequisite: MATH- 
610. 

MATH-612. Advanced Linear Algebra Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices determinants and 
systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner prod- 
ucts, bilinear quadratic forms, canonical forms, and application to engineering and ap- 
plied sciences. Prerequisite: MATH-350 or consent of the instructor. 

MATH-620. Elements of Set Theory and Topology Credit 3(3-0) 

Operations on sets, indexed families of sets, products of sets, relations, functions, metric 
spaces, general topological spaces, continuity, compactness and connectedness. Prerequi- 
sites: MATH-231 and consent of the instructor. 

MATH-623. Probability Theory and Applications Credit 3(3-0) 

This course begins with an introduction to sample spaces and probability, including 
combinatorices. It covers continuous and discrete random variables, including multivari- 
ate, random variables and expectations; also marginal and conditional distributions are 
derived. The course introduces moment generating functions, and covers the central limit 
theorem and its applications. Prerequisite:MATH-231. 

MATH-624. Theory and Methods of Statistics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course introduces methods of statistical estimation and inference including the fol- 
lowing topics: sufficient statistics, confidence sets, hypothesis tests, and maximum likeli- 
hood methods. The theory of uniformly most powerful tests and the Neyman-Pearson 
Lemma are covered. Other topics include least squares estimation, the linear model, and 
Bayesian methods. Prerequisite: MATH-623. 

MATH-625. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, K-8, 1 Credit 3(3-0) 

Designed for in-service and prospective teachers who have as their goal "to teach the basic 
skills and competencies of mathematics sought in today's world." The course emphasizes 
that the teacher, first, must have the knowledge and skills in order to accomplish this goal. 
It stresses fundamentals of arithmetic, sets and operations, number systems, fractions, 
decimals, percents, estimation, consumer arithmetic, problem solving and traditional and 
metric geometry and measurement. This course may not be used for degree credit. 

MATH-626. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, K-8, II Credit 3(3-0) 

(Formerly 3686) 

A continuation of MATH-625. No credit towards a degree in mathematics; not open to 
secondary school teachers of mathematics. Credit on elementary education degree. Pre- 
requisite: MATH-625. 



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MATH-631. Linear and Non-Linear Programming Credit 3(3-0) 

Optimization subject to linear constraints; transportation problems; simplex method, net- 
work flows, applications of linear programming to industrial problems and economic theory. 
Introduction to non-linear programming. Prerequisites:MATH-350 and consent of the in- 
structor. 

MATH-632. Games and Queue Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

General introduction to game theory; two-person-non-zero-sum-non-cooperative games; 
two-person cooperative games; reasonable outcomes and values; the minimax theorem. 
Introduction to queuing theory; single server queuing processes; many serve queuing pro- 
cesses; applications to economics and business. Prerequisites: MATH-224, MATH-350 or 
consent of the instructor. 

MATH-633. Stochastic Processes Credit 3(3-0) 

This course begins with a review of Probability and Random Variables. Markov Processes, 
Poisson Processes, Waiting Times, Renewal Phenomena, Branching Processes, Queuing 
System, Service Times are covered. Prerequisite: MATH-623 or consent of the instructor. 

MATH-650. Ordinary Differential Equations Credit 3(3-0) 

Tnis is an intermediate course in ordinary differential equations with emphasis on appli- 
cations. Topics include linear systems and various phase plane techniques for non-linear 
ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH-331. 

MATH-651. Partial Differential Equations Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes introduction to complex variables and residue calculus, transform 
calculus, higher order partial differential equations governing various physical phenom- 
ena, non-homogeneous boundary value problems, orthogonal expressions, Green's func- 
tions and variational principles. Prerequisites: MATH-331, 332. 

MATH-652. Methods of Applied Mathematics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers matrix theory, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, eigenvalue 
problem and its applications to systems of linear ODEs and mechanical vibrations, the 
simplest problems of calculus of variations, Euler equations, boundary conditions, exten- 
sions of Euler equations, Hamilton's Principles, constraints and Lagrange multipliers, in- 
troduction to integral equations, and solutions in iterative and other methods. Prerequisite: 
MATH 331, 332. 

MATH-665. Principles of Optimization Credit 3(3-0) 

Algebra, linear inequalities, duality, graphs, transport networks; linear programming; spe- 
cial algorithms; selected applications. An upper level course. Prerequisite: MATH-23 1 or 
equivalent and MATH-350. 

MATH-675. Graph Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

Varieties of graphs, graph theory algorithms, and applications of graph theory to other 
disciplines. Prerequisite: MATH-350. 

MATH-691. Special Topics in Applied Mathematics Credit 3(3-0) 

Topics are selected from differential equations, numerical methods, operations research, 
applied mechanics and from other fields of applied mathematics. Prerequisite: Senior or 
graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 



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Graduate Students Only 

MATH-700. Theory of Functions of a Real Variable I Credit 3(3-0) 

The focus of this course is a careful study of the fundamental theorems of Lebesgue theory, 
including Lebesgue measure, differentiation and integration on the real line. Topics from 
set theory and point set topology are also included in this course. Prerequisite: MATH-507 
or equivalent. 

MATH-701. Theory of Functions of a Real Variable II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of MATH-700. The following topics will be covered in this 
course: general measure and integration, measure and outer measure, and some basic top- 
ics from functional analysis. Prerequisite: MATH-700. 

MATH-706. Categorical Data Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will include the following topics: Two- Way Contingency Table Inference for 
Two- Way Table, Models for Binary Response Variables, Log-linear Models, Testing in 
Loglinear Models, Multinomial Response Models and Estimation Theory for Parametric 
Models, and Computer Analysis of Categorical Data. Prerequisites: MATH 624. 

MATH-708. Nonparametric Statistics Credit 3(3-0) 

The following topics will be discussed in this course: Order Statistics, Run Test for Trend, 
Goodness of Fit Tests, RankTests for One and Two Populations, Linear Rank Statistics, 
One and Two Way Nonparametric Analysis of Variance, and applications to practical prob- 
lems. Prerequisite: MATH 624. 

MATH-710. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes basic theory of analytic functions, including Cauchy's theorem, con- 
formal mappings, Taylor and Laurent series, and residue theory. Prerequisite: MATH-507 
or equivalent. 

MATH-711. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is a continuation of MATH-710. Basic theory and applications of conformal 
mappings, fractional linear, analytic continuation, and Riemann surfaces will be covered 
in this course. Prerequisite: MATH-710. 

MATH-712. Numerical Linear Algebra Credit 3(3-0) 

Numerical analysis for solution of linear systems, approximation methods for eigenvalues 
and eigenvectors, least squares solutions, ill-posed and ill-conditioned systems and error 
analysis are covered. Prerequisite: One programming language, MATH-350 or equivalent. 

MATH-715. Projective Geometry Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of non-Euclidean geometry dealing with ordinary points, ideal points, ordinary 
lines, ideal lines, ordinary planes and ideal planes. The course deals with perspectivities 
and projectivities, harmonic sets of points and lines, dualities and related items in a non- 
metric setting. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

MATH-717. Special Topics in Algebra Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers selected topics in algebra. Topics covered will be determined by the 
instructor. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and graduate standing. 

MATH-720. Special Topics in Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers selected topics in analysis. Topics covered will be determined by the 
instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and graduate standing. 



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MATH-721. Multivariate Statistical Analysis Credit 3(3-0) 

Multivariate Normal Distribution, Inference About a Man Vector, Comparison of Several 
Multivariate Means, Analysis of Covariance Structure, Analysis of Dispersion, Classifica- 
tion and Clustering Techniques and Some Applications of Multivariate Tests will be dis- 
cussed in this course. Also, practical examples of industrial use will be addressed. Prereq- 
uisites: MATH 608 and MATH 624. 

MATH-723. Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to cover important topics in applied mathematics that may be 
desired from time to time for specific students in the graduate program. It may also be 
used as a vehicle for development of new courses for graduate program students. Prereq- 
uisite: Consent of the instructor. 

MATH-725. Graduate Design Project Credit 3(3-0) 

This course requires independent project work on an advanced mathematical topic of in- 
terest to the student and a faculty member acting as the student's advisor. The topic must 
be approved by the advisor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

MATH-730. Thesis Research in Mathematics Credit 3(3-0) 

Students who select the thesis option must do advanced research in an area of interest. The 
research topic must be approved by the thesis advisor. 

MATH-731. Advanced Numerical Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers numerical methods for solution of parabolic, elliptic and hyperbolic 
boundary value problems. Problems are selected from engineering applications. Both fi- 
nite difference and finite element methods are studied. Prerequisite: MATH-460 or equiva- 
lent. 

MATH-733. Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes Credit 3(3-0) 

The following topics will be discussed in this course: introduction to Lebesgue integra- 
tion, probability theory and random variables, laws of large numbers, central limit theo- 
rems, random walks, martingales, Markov processes and Markov chains, ergodic theo- 
rems and Brownian motion. Prerequisite: MATH 603 or permission of the instructor. 

MATH-751. Solution Methods in Integral Equations Credit 3(3-0) 

This course includes an introduction to integral equations, including Volterra equations, 
Fredholm equations, symmetric kernels, orthogonal systems of functions, and types of 
singular and non-linear integral equations. Applications to engineering areas are also dis- 
cussed. Prerequisite: MATH-331, MATH-332 or equivalent. 

MATH-752. Calculus of Variation and Control Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the following topics: Functionals, Euler's equation, Lagrange multipli- 
ers, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, Pontryagin maximum principle, Weiserstrass-Erdmann cor- 
ner conditions, Euler-Legrange equations; first and second variational problems. Applica- 
tions to engineering areas will also be included. Prerequisite: MATH-331, MATH-332 or 
equivalent. 

MATH-765. Optimization Theory and Applications Credit 3(3-0) 

Gradient methods for unconstrained optimization, constrained nonlinear optimization, 
optimization of multi-steps, variational principles, and applications relating to business 
and engineering are discussed. Prerequisites: MATH-350, MATH-331, MATH-332. 



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Mechanical Engineering 



William J. Craft, Chairperson 

618 McNair Building 

(336)334-7621 

craft@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM 

The objective of graduate study in Mechanical Engineering is to provide advanced 
level study in mechanical engineering in four distinct areas of specialization. The Master 
of Science in Mechanical Engineering is designed to prepare the graduate for Ph.D. level 
studies or for advanced mechanical engineering practice in industrial consulting or gov- 
ernment service. The Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering provides both advanced 
instruction and independent research opportunities to students. The Ph.D. degree is the 
highest academic degree offered, and graduates typically are employed in research envi- 
ronments in government laboratories and industries, and as university faculty. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science (MSME) 
Mechanical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

Program Description 

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is graduate-level program com- 
prised of advanced classroom and independent study courses in mechanics and materials, 
energy and thermal/fluid systems, design and manufacturing, and aerospace. 
Admission to the MSME Program 

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program is open to students with a 
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field from an institution 
of recognized standing. In order to pursue a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, 
an applicant must first be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies. The initial step 
toward graduate admission is to complete the required application forms and submit them 
to the School of Graduate Studies Office. In addition to the application forms, two copies 
of the student 's undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) and two recommendation 
letters are required. Processing of applications cannot be guaranteed unless they are re- 
ceived, with all supporting documents and application fee payment, in the School of Gradu- 
ate Studies. Applicants should note all application deadline dates. Submission of applica- 
tion materials after the deadline for applications will delay consideration by one or more 
academic semesters. Foreign Nationals are encouraged to apply at least two months in 
advance of each admission deadline date. Foreign Nationals must also file a Financial 
Certification Form and Certification of Sources of Funds and Amounts. Specific informa- 
tion regarding visa and immigration requirements can be obtained from the Office of 
International and Minority Student Affairs, North Carolina A&T State University, Murphy 
Hall, Room 221 , Greensboro, NC 2741 1 . Application packages may be obtained from the 

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School of Graduate Studies Office, Room 122, Gibbs Hall, North Carolina A&T State 
University, Greensboro, NC 2741 1 . 

Applicants may be admitted to the MSME Program under three categories: Uncondi- 
tional Admission, Conditional Admission, or Special Student (Undergraduate) Admis- 
sion. Details follow: 

1 . Unconditional Admission: An applicant may be given unconditional admission to the 
MSME Program if he/she possesses a MSME bachelors degree from an ABET (Ac- 
creditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited institution, with an overall 
GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. 

Students admitted on an unconditional basis are also expected to have completed "key 
courses" below as part of their prior undergraduate program. 
Undergraduate Courses Required: 

Calculus (minimum of 8 semester hours) Statics 

Differential Equations Dynamics 

Applied Engineering Mathematics Strength of Materials 

Physics (minimum of 6 semester hours) Materials Science 

Chemistry Thermodynamics 

Fortran Programming Fluid Mechanics 

Introductory Numerical Methods Machine Design or Equivalent 

Additional undergraduate course requirements for Specialization in Mechanics and 
Materials: three credits of Advanced Materials 

Additional undergraduate course required for Specialization in Energy and Thermal/ 
Sciences: three credits of Heat Transfer 

Additional undergraduate courses required for Specialization in Design and Manufac- 
turing: three credits of Kinematics and three credits of Manufacturing Processes 

2. Provisional Admission: Applicants may be granted conditional admission if they do 
not qualify for unconditional admission due to one or more of the following reasons: 

a. Applicant has a baccalaureate mechanical engineering degree from a non-ABET 
accredited program. Undergraduate engineering degrees from foreign universities fall 
into this category. 

b. Applicant has a baccalaureate degree in engineering but is deficient in key back- 
ground courses listed in the previous section. These deficiencies must not exceed 12 
credit hours. 

c. Applicant has an undergraduate degree which is not in engineering but is in a closely 
related curriculum with a substantial engineering science content. Background defi- 
ciencies should not exceed 12 credit hours. 

d. Applicant's undergraduate grade point average is below that required for uncondi- 
tional admission but there is also academic evidence that the student will successfully 
complete the degree. 

Provisional admission status will be changed to unconditional when the student has 
satisfied the two conditions below: 

a. All required course deficiencies have been completed with a 3.0 GPA or above and 

b. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is attained on A&T courses taken for graduate credit at 
the end of the semester in which the 9th semester credit is completed. 

Failure to move to unconditional admission when first eligible will result in the 
student's being subject to probation policies. Other admission conditions and program 
requirements may be imposed on a case-by-case basis as approved by the Dean of the 
School of Graduate Studies. 

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Provisional admission status is the minimum level of graduate admission classifica- 
tion. In this classification, students are eligible to register for 700-level courses, pro- 
vided such courses are approved by the academic advisor. 
3. Special Student (Undergraduate): Special student admission implies that the student 
does not meet the above requirements for graduate admission in engineering. Students 
who hold an undergraduate degree but have course work deficiencies exceeding 12 
credits may fall in the Special Student category. This category is reserved for candi- 
dates who, in spite of deficiencies in excess of 12 credits, show high potential, and will 
be able to remove these deficiencies in one calendar year of full-time study. 
Special Student (Undergraduate) status will be changed to provisional admission sta- 
tus when the student: 

a. reduces the number of deficiencies to 12 credits or less, 

b. achieves a GPA of 3.0 or more in courses completed to remove deficiencies, and 

c. obtains an average grade of 3.0 or more in graduate courses completed. 
Persons admitted as special students are limited to no more than six 600 level graduate 
credits while in this category — See Transfer of Credit below. Students classified 
under the Special Student (Undergraduate) category are subject to the undergraduate 
academic policies in effect at the time of admission. 

Change of Admission Status 

It is the student's responsibility to apply to the department for a change in admission 
status. Students who fail to have their status upgraded run the risk of not receiving gradu- 
ate credit for any completed graduate courses. Such students also run the risk of academic 
probation and dismissal. 
Program Options 
1. Coursework Option 

This option consists of thirty-three (33) semester hours of coursework. Successful 
completion of the comprehensive examination is a degree requirement. Approval must 
be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator to elect the coursework option. A 
Coursework Option student must also take at least five courses from her/his special- 
ization area or in a related area as specified by the academic advisor. A candidate 
who chooses the coursework option must select a permanent advisor who will direct 
the course of study and who will plan the Final Comprehensive Examination. The 
advisor may also be part of the group of examiners who conduct the Final Comprehen- 
sive Examination. A candidate who selects this option does not have a formal advising 
committee. See pages 150 and 151 for a list of courses by specialization. 

Comprehensive Examination (Coursework Option) 

Candidates who elect the coursework option must sit for a written comprehensive 
examination of six (6) hours duration, prepared as three independent two-hour exami- 
nations. A student must have completed at least twenty-one (21) hours of coursework 
to be eligible to take the comprehensive examination. 

One week each semester, at least forty- five (45) days prior to the end of the semester, 
will be designated as Comprehensive Examination Week. All students wishing to take 
the examination must do so during this period. 

Applications to take the examination must be submitted by the academic advisor to the 
Graduate Program Coordinator at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled begin- 



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ning date of the examination. The student must initiate this process by contacting his/ 
her advisor with an examination request. 

The application should contain a description of the subject areas to be covered by the 
exam. In consultation with the academic advisor, the Graduate Coordinator assigns an 
appropriate group of examiners as well as a test time and date. The Graduate Program 
Coordinator will organize the examination to arrange for as much "common" testing 
as possible based on material relating to the student's coursework. 
The candidate must achieve a satisfactory score in at least two (2) sessions of the 
examination. A candidate who fails to achieve a satisfactory score at the first attempt 
may sit again in the next regularly scheduled Comprehensive Examination Week, gen- 
erally in the following semester. A Candidate who fails a second time must petition the 
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for permission to sit again. An unfavorable 
decision will result in dismissal from the program. A third failure will always result in 
dismissal from the program. 
2. Project and Thesis Options 

The Project Option consists of thirty (30) semester hours of coursework and three (3) 
hours of special project. It is intended for students with an interest in research or inde- 
pendent study but who do not wish to do a full Master's thesis. Project Option stu- 
dents must take three hours of MEEN-766 Graduate Projects. An oral examination 
project defense/examination is required. 

The Thesis Option consists of twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work and six 
(6) hours of thesis. Thesis Option students must take six hours of MEEN-777 Thesis. 
An original research topic must be chosen in conjunction with the student's advi- 
sor culminating in the preparation of a scholarly thesis. An oral thesis defense/ 
examination is required. This option is intended for students with strong research in- 
terests who may desire to pursue further graduate studies towards a Ph.D. degree. 

THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

Program Description 

The Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering provides both doctoral-level instruction 
and independent research opportunities for students. The Ph.D. degree is the highest aca- 
demic degree offered, and graduates typically are employed in research environments in 
government laboratories and industries, and as University faculty. 

The Ph.D. degree program is highly individualistic in nature, and the student is ex- 
pected to make a significant contribution to the reservoir of human knowledge by investi- 
gating a significant topic within the domain of mechanical engineering. A successful dis- 
sertation is the expected outcome of the degree program. The Ph.D. student must rely 
heavily on the guidance of the academic advisor and on the academic committee in formu- 
lating a plan of work, in setting and meeting the degree goals, and in selecting a disserta- 
tion problem. The academic advisor serves to guide the student during the dissertation 
study phase of the program. 

For details concerning admission requirements, see Admission and Other Information 
elsewhere in this catalog. 
Ph.D. Program Policies and Requirements 

The doctorate symbolizes the ability of the recipient to undertake original research and 
scholarly work of the highest levels without supervision. The degree is therefore not granted 



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simply upon completion of a stated amount of course work but rather upon demonstration by 
the student of a comprehensive knowledge and high attainment in scholarship in a special- 
ized field of study As a guide however, the student is expected generally to have completed 
at least twenty-four course credits beyond the master's degree and a minimum of twelve 
dissertation credits. The student must demonstrate both the attainment of scholarship and 
independent study in a specialized field of study by writing a dissertation reporting the 
results of an original investigation. The student must pass a series of comprehensive exami- 
nations in the field of specialization and related areas of knowledge and defend successfully 
the quality, methodology, findings, and significance of the dissertation. 

Advisory Committee and Plan of Graduate Work 

An advisory committee of at least four graduate faculty members, one of whom will 
be designated as chair, will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate School upon the recom- 
mendation of the Chairperson of the department. The committee, which must include at 
least one representative of the minor field, will, with the student, prepare a Plan of Gradu- 
ate Study which must be approved by the department and the School of Graduate Studies. 
In addition to the course work to be undertaken, the subject of the student's dissertation 
must appear on the plan; and any subsequent changes in committee or subject or in the 
overall plan must be submitted for approval as with the original plan. 

The program of study must be unified, and all constituent parts must contribute to an 
organized program of study and research. Courses must be selected from groups embracing 
one principal subject of concentration, the major, and from a cognate field, the minor. Nor- 
mally, a student will select the minor work from a single discipline or field. If advisory 
committee finds that the needs of the student will be best served by work in an interdiscipli- 
nary minor, it has the alternative of developing a special program in lieu of the usual minor. 

CO-MAJOR 

There is currently two approved doctoral level programs of study on campus, Electri- 
cal and Industrial Engineering. Students may currently co-major through it or through the 
interinstitutional Ph.D. program. This would require the approval of both departments in 
the College of Engineering or through both university campuses, and approval of the stu- 
dents combined advisory committee. Co-majors must meet all requirements for majors in 
both departments. Only one degree is awarded and the co-major is noted on transcript. A 
co-major must involve degree programs and similar requirements. Co-majors are not per- 
mitted between Doctorate-level and lower level programs. 

OTHER INFORMATION 

See "Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree" elsewhere in this catalog 
for information related to residence requirements, qualifying examination, preliminary 
examination, comprehensive examination, final oral examination, admission to candidacy, 
and time limit. Students should also consult the department handbook for more details. 

THE DISSERTATION 

The doctoral dissertation presents the results of the student's original investigation in 
the field of major interest. It must be a contribution to knowledge, be adequately sup- 
ported by data and be written in a manner consistent with the highest standards of scholar- 
ship. Publication is expected. 



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The dissertation will be reviewed by all members of the advisory committee and must 
receive their approval prior to submission to the School of Graduate Studies. Three copies 
of the document signed by all members of the student's advisory committee must be sub- 
mitted to the School of Graduate Studies by a specified deadline in the semester or sum- 
mer session in which the degree is to be conferred. Prior to final approval, the dissertation 
will be reviewed by the School of Graduate Studies to ensure that the format conforms to 
its specifications. 

The University has a requirement that all doctoral dissertations be microfilmed by 
University Microfilms International of Ann Arbor, Michigan, which includes publication 
of the abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International. The student is required to pay for 
the microfilming service. 



Mechanical Engineering Courses Listed By Specialization 



General 

MEEN 6 1 8 Numerical Analysis for Engineers 



Aerospace 
MEEN 651 
MEEN 652 
MEEN 653 

MEEN 654 



Aero Vehicle Structures II 
Aero Vehicle Stability and Control 
Aero Vehicle Flight Dynamics 
Advanced Propulsion 



Mechanics and Materials 

MEEN 602 Advanced Strength of Materials 

MEEN 604 Intermediate Dynamics 

MEEN 608 Experimental Stress Analysis 

MEEN 6 1 Theory of Elasticity 

MEEN 613 Composite Materials 

MEEN 614 Mechanics of Engineering Modeling 

MEEN 650 Mechanical Properties and Structure of Solids 

MEEN 657 Strengthening Mechanisms in Commercial Materials 

MEEN 702 Continuum Mechanics 

MEEN 706 Theory of Vibrations 

MEEN 707 Real Time Analysis of Dynamic Systems 

MEEN 716 Finite Element Methods 

MEEN 752 Mechanics Properties and Theories of Failure 

MEEN 754 Deformation Analysis and Metal Processing 

MEEN 756 Physical Metallurgy of Industrial Alloys 

MEEN 804 Advanced Dynamics 

MEEN 808 Energy Methods in Applied Mechanics 

MEEN 8 1 Advanced Theory of Elasticity 

MEEN 813 Composite Structures 

MEEN 8 1 4 Mathematical Theory of Plasticity 

MEEN 847 Computational Engineering Dynamics 

MEEN 850 Phase Equilibria 



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MEEN 858 Mechanical Metallurgy 

MEEN 860 Fracture Mechanics 

Energy and Thermal/Fluid Systems 

MEEN 626 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 

MEEN 655 Computational Fluid Dynamics 

MEEN 656 Boundary Layer Theory 

MEEN 73 1 Conduction Heat Transfer 

MEEN 732 Convection Heat Transfer 

MEEN 734 Special Topics in Applied Heat Transfer 

MEEN 820 Advanced Classical Thermodynamics 

MEEN 822 Statistical Thermodynamics 

MEEN 824 Irreversible Thermodynamics 

MEEN 833 Radiation Heat Transfer 

MEEN 838 Solar Thermal Energy Systems 

Mechanical Systems 

MEEN 6 1 9 Computer Aided Design of Mechanical Systems 

MEEN 642 Materials Joining 

MEEN 645 Aluminum Product Design and Manufacturing 

MEEN 646 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 

MEEN 647 Advanced Mechanism Design 

MEEN 648 Computer Controlled Manufacturing 

MEEN 649 Design of Robot Manipulators 

MEEN 7 1 9 Advanced Computer- Aided Design 

MEEN 742 Tools, Jigs, and Fixtures 

MEEN 840 Machine Tool Design 

MEEN 846 Stochastic Modeling of Mechanical Systems 

MEEN 848 Digital Control of Machines and Processes 

MEEN 849 Computer Control of Robot Manipulators 

Mechanical Engineering Course Descriptions 



MEEN 602 Advanced Strength of Materials Credits 3(3-0) 

Stress-strain relations as applied to statically indeterminate structures, bending in curved 
bars, plates, shells, and beams on elastic foundations; strain energy concepts for formula- 
tion of flexibility matrix on finite elements; bending in beams and plates, introduction to 
Cartesian tensor notation and matrix structural analysis. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 336, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN 604 Intermediate Dynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

Review of particle and system dynamics, then introduction to rigid body dynamics with 
solution techniques for the non-linear systems of ordinary differential equations as initial 
value problems. Angular and linear momentum, energy and Langrangian methods of body 
problems. Generalized variables, small vibrations, gyroscopic effects and stability. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 337, MATH 332 or equivalent. 






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MEEN 608 Experimental Stress Analysis Credits 3(3-0) 

Principles and methods of experimental stress analysis. Photo-elastic and 
micromeasurement techniques applied to structural models; student project work. 
Prerequisites: AREN 457 or MEEN 602 or equivalent. 

MEEN 610 Theory of Elasticity Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduction; stress; strain-strain relations; energy principles; special topics. 
Prerequisites: MATH 332 and MEEN 336 or equivalent. 

MEEN 613 Composite Materials Credits 3(2-2) 

This course introduces the basics of processing of fiber-reinforced composite materials, 
anisotropic theory, and test methods for composites. Topics include different methods of 
processing polymeric composites, process control parameters, anisotropic constitutive 
equations, classes of anisotropy and associated elastic constants, micromechanics models, 
theories of failure, test methods, classical laminate theory, and special types of laminates. 
The concepts are applied to the design of simple composite structural components. This 
course includes a laboratory component for students to learn processing and testing of 
composite materials. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 260 and MEEN 336 or their equivalents. 

MEEN 614 Mechanics of Engineering Modeling Credits 3(3-0) 

Engineering modeling techniques including time dependent integration simulation mod- 
els of systems, finite difference and finite element methods in mechanics. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 210, MEEN 336, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN 618 Numerical Analysis for Engineers Credits 3(3-0) 

Scientific programming, error analysis, matrix algebra, eigenvalue problems, curve-fit- 
ting approximations, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, solutions to 
simultaneous equations, and numerical solutions of differential equations. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 210 or equivalent. 

MEEN 619 Computer Aided Design of Mechanical Systems Credits 3(3-0) 

This course covers computer graphics and design principles. Applications of various graph- 
ics and computational tools for the design of mechanical systems will be emphasized and 
discussed. Individual and group design projects will be given to illustrate the application of 
these techniques to real problems. Prerequisites: MEEN 210, MEEN 440, and MEEN 474. 

MEEN 626 Advanced Fluid Dynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

Derivation of Navier-Stokes Equations, continuity equation and energy equation; exact 
solutions of Navier-Stokes Equations, inviscid flow, potential theory, complex potentials 
and conformal mapping. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 416 or equivalent. 

MEEN 642 Materials Joining Credits 3(3-0) 

Theory and application of joining of meals, ceramics, ana plastics by the standard indus- 
trial techniques, arc, gas, electron beam, laser ultrasonic, diffusion bonding. Principles of 
the use of phase diagrams, diffusion equations, and physical/chemical properties in join- 
ing considerations. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 226 and MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN 645 Aluminum Product Design and Manufacturing Credits 3(3-0) 

This course introduces students to the principles of product and manufacturing process 
design specifically applicable to aluminum-based materials. Material properties of alumi- 



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num are compared with those of other commercial materials. Raw material fabrication 
and product manufacturing processes are presented. The interactions between processes 
and material properties are described. Case studies are presented to guide the student in 
successful completion of design projects. Prerequisites: MEEN 260 and MEEN 474. 

MEEN 646 Advanced Manufacturing Processes Credits 3(3-0) 

Theory, application, and design considerations for forming and machining. Machines and 
tooling in modern manufacturing processes. Dimensional and tolerance analysis. Control 
of work piece and tool. Projects in the design of molds, dies, presses, jigs and fixtures and 
automated machinery. Prerequisites: MEEN 226 or equivalent, MEEN 564, MATH 231. 

MEEN 647 Advanced Mechanism Design Credits 3(3-0) 

Advanced synthesis techniques; kineto-static and dynamic issues in design of mechanisms. 
Use of digital simulations for design of mechanisms. Design projects are assigned to illus- 
trate the applications of these techniques. Prerequisite: MEEN 440. 

MEEN 648 Computer Controlled Manufacturing Credits 3(3-0) 

Concepts of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Numerical Control and Group Technol- 
ogy. Manufacturing process interfacing, discrete process modeling, analysis and control 
techniques and algorithms. Characteristics and software of control computers. Sensors for 
computer control. Programmable controllers and sequential control. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 226, MATH 331, or consent of the instructor. 

MEEN 649 Design of Robot Manipulators Credits 3(3-0) 

Fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, computer graphics, sensing devices, measure- 
ments and control in robot manipulators. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 440, MEEN 619 or equivalent. 

MEEN 650 Mechanical Properties and Structure of Solids Credits 3(3-0) 

An examination of the elastic and plastic behavior of matter in relation to its structure, 
both macroscopic and microscopic. Major representative classes of materials to be exam- 
ined are thermoplastic materials, elastomers, glasses, ceramics, metals, and composites. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 560 or equivalent. 

MEEN 651 Aero Vehicle Structures II Credits 3(3-0) 

This course covers deflection of structures, indeterminate structures, fatigue analysis, and 
minimum weight design. Finite element methods and software are utilized. Prerequisite: 

MEEN 422. 

MEEN 652 Aero Vehicle Stability and Control Credits 3(3-0) 

This technical elective course covers longitudinal, directional, and lateral static stability 
and control of aerospace vehicles. It also covers linearized dynamics analysis of the mo- 
tion of a six degree of- freedom flight vehicle in response to control inputs and disturbance 
through the use of the transfer function concept, plus control of static and dynamics be- 
havior by vehicle design (stability derivatives) and/or flight control systems. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 415, MEEN 422, and ELEN 410. 

MEEN 653 Aero Vehicle Flight Dynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

This technical elective course covers the basic dynamics of aerospace flight vehicles in- 
cluding orbital mechanics, interplanetary and ballistic trajectories, powered flight maneu- 
vers and spacecraft stabilization. 
Prerequisites: MATH 332, MEEN 337, and MEEN 422. 



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MEEN654 Advanced Propulsion Credits 3(3-0) 

This technical elective is a second course in propulsion. It covers the analysis and design 
of individual components and complete air-breathing propulsion systems including turbo 
fans, turbo jets, ramjets, and chemical rockets. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 576. 

MEEN 655 Computational Fluid Dynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

This technical elective course provides an introduction to numerical methods for solving 
the exact equations of fluid dynamics. Finite difference methods are emphasized as ap- 
plied to viscous and inviscid flows over bodies. Students are introduced to a modern com- 
putational fluid dynamics computer code. Prerequisites: MATH 332 and MEEN 415 or 
MEEN 416. 

MEEN 656 Boundary Layer Theory Credit 3(3-0) 

This course covers the fundamental laws governing flow of viscous fluids over solid bound- 
aries. Exact and approximate solutions are studied for various cases of boundary layer 
flow including laminar, transitional and turbulent flow. Prerequisite: MEEN 415 or 416. 

MEEN 657 Strengthening Mechanisms in Commercial MaterialsCredits 3(3-0) 

This course bridges the gap between fundamental materials science courses and advanced 
mechanical properties courses. A primary objective of the course is to provide the student 
with an understanding of the principles and mechanisms involved in strengthening pro- 
cesses. The course provides a review of current microstructural and micro-chemical ap- 
proaches used in developing high strength materials. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 560 or equivalent. 

MEEN 660 Selected Topics in Engineering Credits 3(3-0) 

This course consists of selected mechanical engineering topics of interest to students and 
faculty. The topics will be selected before the beginning of the course and will be pertinent 
to the programs of the students enrolled. 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN 702 Continuum Mechanics Credits 3(3-0) 

The applications of the laws of mechanics and thermodynamics to the continuum; a rigor- 
ous development of the general equations applied to a continuum; the application and 
reduction of the general equations for specific cases of both solids and fluids. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 336 or equivalent. 

MEEN 706 Theory of Vibrations Credits 3(3-0) 

Vibration analysis of systems with one, two or multi-degrees of freedom. Instrumentation, 
continuous systems, computer techniques. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 440, MATH 332, and MEEN 581. 

MEEN 707 Real Time Analysis of Dynamic Systems Credits 3(3-0) 

Theory and application of real time analysis used in system identification and machinery 
fault detection. RTA can be applied in production engineering and product development to 
study short-lived events or analyze system operation in time domain or frequency domain 
to identify system characteristics or possible problems. 
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 

MEEN 716 Finite Element Methods Credits 3(3-0) 

This course covers fundamental concepts of the finite element method for linear stress and 
deformation analysis of mechanical components. Topics include the development of truss, 
beam, frame, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric isoparametric, solid, thermal, and 

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fluid elements. ANSYS and NASTRAN software will be used for solving practical stress 

analysis problems. 

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 

MEEN 719 Advanced Computer-Aided Design Credits 3(3-0) 

This course covers important methods and techniques for using the computer to aid the 

design process. Simulation and optimization methods are applied to the design of physical 

systems. 

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. 

MEEN 731 Conduction Heat Transfer Credits 3(3-0) 

Development of the general heat conduction equation. Applications to one, two, and three 
dimensional steady and unsteady boundary value problems in heat conduction. Closed 
form and numerical solution techniques. Prerequisite: MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

MEEN 732 Convection Heat Transfer Credits 3(3-0) 

Analysis of heat convection in laminar and turbulent boundary layer and pipe flow; di- 
mensional analysis; free convection; condensation and boiling. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

MEEN 733 Radiation Heat Transfer Credits 3(3-0) 

A comprehensive treatment of basic theories; radiation characteristics of surfaces and 
radiation properties taking account of wave length, direction, etc.; analysis of radiation 
exchange between idealized and real surfaces; fundamentals of radiation transfer in ab- 
sorbing, emitting, and scattering media; interaction of radiation with conduction and con- 
vection. Prerequisite: MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

MEEN 742 Tools, Jigs, and Fixtures Credits 3(3-0) 

Tool design methods, tool-making practices, tool materials and heat treatments, plastics 
for tool materials. Design of cutting tools for N/C machine tools. Design of size and fix- 
ture; basics of clamping, chucking and indexing for various machining processes. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 560, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN 743 Instrumentation Credits 3(3-0) 

Principles and practices of industrial measurement are presented in this course. Topics 
include instrument dynamics and response characteristics; theory of transducers for tem- 
perature, pressure, flow, motion, force; and other physical phenomena. Special topics in 
instrumentation, data acquisition and data reduction are covered. A project is assigned in 
an instrumentation application. 

MEEN 752 Mechanical Properties and Theories of Failure Credits 3(3-0) 

Static properties in tension and compression; stress and combined stresses; fatigue, im- 
pact, creep, and temperature. Various theories of failure under the above loading condi- 
tions. Applications. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 336 or equivalent. 

MEEN 754 Deformation Analysis and Metal Processing Credits 3(3-0) 

Analytic approaches to the solution of forming problems. Following a review of stress 
strain analysis, the relationship of stress to strain via various plasticity equations, yield 
conditions and deformation equations is examined. After the development of some meth- 
ods of solution of forming problems, several model processes are examined; forging, ex- 
trusion, coining, rolling, and drawing. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 226 and MEEN 560 or equivalent. 



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MEEN 756 Physical Metallurgy of Industrial Alloys Credits 3(3-0) 

Review of principles of alloying and heat treatment and their application to commercially 
important alloy systems. Principles of corrosion. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 226 and MEEN 560 or equivalent. 

MEEN 785 Special Topics Variable (1-3) 

This course is designed to allow the introduction of potential new courses 

on a trial basis or special content courses on a once only basis at the Masters level. The 
topic of the course and title are determined prior to registration. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

MEEN 792 Masters Seminar Credits 1(1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in mechanical engineering and allied fields will be 

presented. 

Prerequisite: Masters level standing 

MEEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching Credits 3(3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentor-ship of faculty who assist the 
student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the 
assignment. 
Prerequisite: Masters level standing 

MEEN 794 Masters Supervised Research Credits 3(3-0) 

This course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty member. It is 

not intended to serve as the project nor thesis topic of the masters student. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

MEEN 794 Masters Supervised Research Credits 3(3-0) 

The course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty. It is not intended to 
serve as the thesis topic of the masters student. 
Prerequisite: Masters level standing 

MEEN 796 Masters Project Credits 3(3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the in- 

structor. A written proposal, which outlines the nature of the project must be submitted for 
approval. This course is only available to project option students. 
Prerequisite: Masters level standing 

MEEN 797 Masters Thesis Credits 3(3-0) 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis 
committee chairperson leading to the completion of the Masters thesis. This course is only 
available to thesis option students. 
Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. 

MEEN 799 Masters Continuation Credits 3(3-0) 

The course is for Masters students who have completed all required coursework and all 
Masters Project or Thesis credits. This optional course assists the student in maintaining full- 
time enrollment following completion of the Masters Project, MEEN- 796 or Masters The- 
sis, MEEN-797. The course may be taken to allow time for thestudent to complete the final 
project or thesis write-up and to prepare for the masters project or thesis defense. 
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MEEN804 Advanced Dynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

Lagrange's equations of motion as applied to rigid body dynamics. A study of generalized 
coordinates, generalized conservative and dissipative forces, degrees of freedom, holonomic 
constraints as related to rigid body motion, Also, a brief study of the calculus of variations 
and Hamilton's equations of motion. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 604 or equivalent. 

MEEN 808 Energy Methods in Applied Mechanics Credits 3(3-0) 

The use of energy methods in solving applied mechanics problems; applications include 
topics such as beams and frames, deformable bodies, plates and shells, buckling, varia- 
tional methods. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 610 or equivalent. 

MEEN 810 Advanced Theory of Elasticity Credits 3(3-0) 

The analysis of strains, stresses, and the equations of elasticity, general formulation of the 
2-D boundary value problems, and the formulation of certain three dimensional problems 
with symmetry. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 610 or equivalent. 

MEEN 813 Composite Structures Credits 3(3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of composite materials to the design and analysis of 
structures. The topics covered are two-and-three-dimensional hydrothermal anisotropic 
elastic constitutive equations; classical laminate theory; static stress, vibration, and buck- 
ling analysis of laminated beams and plates; environmental effects; and fatigue and frac- 
ture of laminated composites. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 613 or equivalent. 

MEEN 814 Mathematical Theory of Plasticity Credits 3(3-0) 

A review of elasticity including the stress and strain tensors, transformations and equilib- 
rium and elastic behavior. Theories of strength, plastic stress/strain, classical problems of 
plasticity, including thick-walled pressure vessels and rotating cylinders in elastic-plastic 
conditions, slip line theory with applications. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 610 or equivalent. 

MEEN 820 Advanced Classical Thermodynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

Basic concepts and postulates; conditions of equilibrium; processes and thermodynamic 
systems; first and second order phase transitions; Nernst Postulate. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 442 or equivalent. 

MEEN 822 Statistical Thermodynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

Statistical mechanics and macroscopic properties from statistical methods. Equilibrium 
information, generalized coordinates, and general variables. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 442 or equivalent. 

MEEN 824 Irreversible Thermodynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

A study of processes which are inherently entropy producing. Development of general 
equations for the theory of minimum rate of entropy production, mechanical processes, 
life processes and astronomical processes. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 720 or equivalent. 

MEEN 834 Special Topics in Applied Heat Transfer Credits 3(3-0) 

Selected special topics in applied heat transfer such as heat exchanger design and perfor- 
mance, cooling of electronic equipment, advanced thermal insulation systems, etc. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

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MEEN 838 Solar Thermal Energy Systems Credits 3(3-0) 

Characteristic of extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation. Analysis of thermal perfor- 
mance of concentrating and non-concentrating solar collectors, thermal energy storage 
systems and energy transport systems. Life cycle cost analysis of solar energy systems. 
Computer simulations. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 731 and MEEN 732 or equivalent. 

MEEN 840 Machine Tool Design Credits 3(3-0) 

Outlines and general requirements of machine tools. Design principles: static and dy- 
namic stiffness and rigidity. Criteria for requirements on stiffness, weight and cutting forces. 
Machine tool vibrations, stability against chatter, general features, theories. Damping and 
dampers. Transmission of motion and standardization of speed change gears. Design of 
constructional elements: bearings, electrical components, pneumatic, hydraulics, material 
selection, main spindle layouts. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 565 and MEEN 646 or equivalent. 

MEEN 846 Stochastic Modeling of Mechanical Systems Credits 3(3-0) 

This course involves an engineering approach to the analysis of time series and discrete 
linear transfer function models. Applications include the analysis of experimental data for 
system modeling, identification, forecasting, and control. 
Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor 

MEEN 847 Computational Engineering Dynamics Credits 3(3-0) 

Development of computer-oriented methods for the analysis and design of engineering 
dynamic systems; analytical and experimental techniques for model development and de- 
sign refinement of components in flexible dynamics systems (machine tools, robots, mov- 
ing vehicles, etc); optimization techniques for transient response analysis on both con- 
strained and unconstrained systems. 
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 

MEEN 848 Digital Control of Machines and Processes Credits 3(3-0) 

This course covers control algorithms and design of discrete controllers. Interfaces and 
command generation for machines and process control are treated. Applications in nu- 
merically controlled machines and industrial robots are covered. 
Prerequisites: MEEN 648. 

MEEN 849 Computer Control of Robot Manipulators Credits 3(3-0) 

Introduction of basic robot control systems, sensory requirements and capabilities; micro- 
computer control of robotic systems, robot teaching systems; adaptive robot control sys- 
tems; robot system diagnosis and applications. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 649 or Consent of Instructor. 

MEEN 850 Phase Equilibria Credits 3(3-0) 

Interpretation and mathematical analysis of unary, binary and ternary, inorganic, phase 
equilibria systems with examples for solving practical materials science problems; isoplethal 
and isothermal sections, and crystallization paths; thermodynamic fundamentals. 
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 

MEEN 858 Mechanical Metallurgy Credits 3(3-0) 

A review of continuum mechanics followed by an examination of the microscopic basis of 
plastic behavior. Emphasis on the development and use of dislocation theory. 
Prerequisite: MEEN 714 



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MEEN860 Fracture Mechanics Credits 3(3-0) 

This course introduces the student to the concept of stress and strain singularities and their 
effect on fracture strength and fatigues life of isotropic and anisotropic materials. Topics 
covered include computation of the stress-strain field around a crack-tip, stress-intensity- 
factor, strain energy release rate, J-integral, fracture toughness, residual strength, and fa- 
tigue crack propagation life. The course concepts are applied to the design of damage 
tolerant structures. 
Prerequisite: MEEN-560 or Equivalent. 

MEEN885 Special Topics Variable (1-3) 

This course is designed to allow the introduction of potential new courses on a trial basis 
or special content courses on a once only basis at the doctorate level. The topic of the 
course and title are determined prior to registration. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

MEEN992 Doctoral Seminar Credits 1(1-0) 

In this course, doctoral students attend colloquia or seminars. They consist of presenta- 
tions by doctoral students on dissertation topics and works-in-progress and by guests on 
important classical, contemporary, or research problems in mechanical engineering. 
Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing 

MEEN 993 Doctoral Supervised Teaching Credits 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce the doctoral student to classroom or laboratory teach- 
ing under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Doctoral students who serve as teaching 
assistants or as instructors are required to take this course during the first semester they 
teach. Others planning to undertake a teaching career are also strongly encouraged to take 
it. Topics covered include: course planning, classroom teaching, lecture preparation, stu- 
dent evaluation, and grading. The supervisor(s) will observe and provide feedback to the 
student and evaluate the student's performance. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing 

MEEN 994 Doctoral Supervised Research Credits 3(3-0) 

This is supervised research under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. It is 
not intended to serve as the dissertation topic of the doctoral student. 
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

MEEN 995 Doctoral Preliminary Examination Credits 3(3-0) 

This is required of students who have completed the qualifier examination and who are 
taking the preliminary examination during the semester. This is a supervised program to 
help prepare the student for the preliminary examination under the mentorship of the aca- 
demic advisor. 
Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing 

MEEN 997 Doctoral Dissertation Credits 3(3-0) 

This supervised research serves as the dissertation of the doctoral student.Twelve credits 
of dissertation are required for graduation. Four sections each of three credits are offered 
each semester and summer. The student progresses from section 1 through 4 as part of a 
plan of study under the supervision of the academic advisor. 
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing & consent of advisor 

MEEN 999 Continuation of Thesis for Mechanical Engineering Credits 1(1-0) 

The course is for masters and doctoral students who have completed all required credit 

hour requirements. 

Prerequisite: Completion of all Thesis/Dissertation Credits. 



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Natural Resources and Environmental Design 

Godfrey A. Gayle, Chairperson 
238 Carver Hall 
(336) 334-7543 
gayle@ncat.edu 



The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design offers a program 
leading to the Master of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science. Students may select any 
concentration in Applied Environmental Biology, Land Use and Management, Soil and 
Sustainable Fertility, Applied Environmental Chemistry, Soil Mineralogy, Soil and Water 
Conservation and Plant Biotechnology. The objective of the program is to prepare students 
with the expertise needed to assume technical, teaching, research, and extension positions 
in universities, industries, and state/federal governments. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Plant and Soil Science - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The admission of students to the graduate degree program in the Department of Natu- 
ral Resources and Environmental Design is concurrent with the general admission re- 
quirements of the University. For other requirements refer to the graduate catalog. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Candidate should have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate in- 
stitution. A bachelor's degree in Agriculture is not required if the student has had adequate 
training in the basic sciences. The candidate should have a grade point average of 3.0 
either in science and mathematics courses, or an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8. 
Additionally, the candidates should have the following required courses and credits or 
their equivalent. 

Chemistry 12-15 credit hours 

Biology 12 credit hours 

Mathematics and Calculus 12 credit hours 

Physics 8 credit hours 

Soil and Plant Sciences 3-6 credit hours 

Students who have not completed the required or equivalent courses at the under- 
graduate level, but have satisfied all other requirements for admission, will be granted 
provisional or conditional admission and allowed to make up the deficiencies (requisites) 
in the first two semesters. 

Thesis Option 

A minimum of 30 semester hours at the 600 and 700 levels. Successfully pass a com- 
prehensive examination and complete a thesis. Student receives 6 semester hours credit 
for thesis. 



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Non-thesis Option 

A minimum of 33 semester hours at 600 and 700 levels. Successfully pass comprehen- 
sive examination and complete a project report. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science is re- 
quired to complete a common core of courses consisting of 8 hours from the following 
courses: A student must take courses with asterisk (*). 



CHEM441 or 651 



5 Semester Hours 



Physical Chemistry or 

General Biochemistry 
*CROS 607 Research Design and Analysis 

*SLCS 7 1 7 Methodology in Soil, Plant, 

and Water Analysis 
*NARS 720 Graduate Seminar 

Students pursuing the M.S. in Plant and Soil Science are required to spend a minimum 
of two years to complete course work and a problem in applied research. In addition, a 
minimum of 1 6 semester hours is required by area of concentration. 

Courses offered in Plant and Soil Science — M.S. Program 



3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 

1 Semester Hour 



AGEN 600 Soil and Water Engineering I 

Courses 

AGEN 624 Water Resources Engineering 

AGEN 70 1 Soil and Water Design 

AGEN 7 1 4 Applied Hydrogeology 

CROS 606 Special Problems in Crops 

EASC 622 Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management 

EASC 624 Earth Science, Geomorphology 

EASC 625 Earth Resources 

EASC 644 Problem Solving in Earth Science 

EASC 666 Earth System Science 

EASC 699 Environmental Problems 

EASC 705 The Physical Universe 

EASC 706 Physical Geology 

EASC 708 Conservation of Natural Resources 

EASC 709 Seminar in Earth Science 

EASC 7 1 8 Applied Environmental Microbiology 

HORT 700 Plant Biotechniques 

NARS 607 Research Design and Analysis 

NARS 618 General Forestry and Ecology 

NARS 720 Graduate Seminar in Plant and Soil Science 

NARS 777 Special Problems in Plant or Soil Sciences 

NARS 799 Graduate Thesis 

NARS 999 GraduateThesis (continued) 

SLSC 609 Special Problems in Soils 

SLSC621 Soil Microbiology 

SLSC 633 Soil Genesis, Classification and Land Use 

SLSC 635 Soil Genesis, Classification and Land Use 

SLSC 640 Wetland Management 

SLSC 710 Soils of North Carolina 



3(2-2) 
Credits 



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SLSC715 Soil Mineralogy 3(3-0) 

SLSC 7 1 7 Methodology in Soil, Plant and Water Analysis 3(0-6) 

SLSC 727 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3(3-0) 

SLSC 734 Applied Environmental Chemistry 4(4-0) 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN NATURAL RESOURCES 

AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 

Plant and Soil Science 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

CROS-606. Special Problems in Crops Credit 3(2-2) 

Designed for students who desire to study special problems in crops. Repeatable for a 
maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor required. 

NARS-607. Research Design and Analysis Credit 3(2-2) 

Experimental designs, methods and techniques of experimentation; application of experi- 
mental design to plant and animal research; interpretation of experimental data. 

SLSC-609, Special Problems in Soil Credit 3(3-0) 

Research problems in soils for advanced students. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

NARS-618. General Forestry and Ecology Credit 3(2-2) 

History, classification, culture, and utilization of native trees, with special emphasis on 
their importance as a conservation resource and the making of national forestry policy, 
and the ecological impact of trees on environmental quality. Prerequisite: Botany- 140. 

SLSC-621. Soil Microbiology Credit 4(2-4) 

Discussion of major groups of organisms, their description, taxonomy, abundance, and 
their significance and functions. The major role of the microflora in elemental cycle and 
their presence in terms of agronomic and ecological importance. Prerequisites: SLSC-338 
and Microbiology- 121. 

AGEN-624. Water Resources Engineering Credit 3(2-2) 

Analysis and design of water resources systems. Topics inclue: water resources planning, 
and development, hydraulic structures, introduction to aquifer analysis and contamina- 
tion, well development, pump evaluation and selection, water quality and management, 
water laws, detention and retention ponds, wastewater management and remediation. 

SLSC-633. Soil Genesis, Classification and Land Use Credit 4(2-4) 

Factors and processes of soil formation, grouping of soils based on their properties, soil 
mapping, soil interpretations for various uses and discussion of new concepts in soil tax- 
onomy. Prerequisite: SLSC 338. 

SLSC-640. Wetland Management Credit 3(3-0) 

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the benefits that wetlands in their natural 
conditions offer mankind, fish and wildlife habitat, water quality improvement, flood pro- 
tection, filter traps for pollutants, erosion control, natural products, recreation, and aes- 
thetics. Primary instructional areas will include wetland ecology, wetland systems of the 
southeast region, wetland law and regulations, soil conditions of wetlands, hydrology of 
wetlands, methodology of delineating wetlands, wetland irrigation, plant and vegetation 
identification, and writing environmental reports. 



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EASC-622. Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management Credit 3(2-2) 
Study of traditional and innovative patterns and problems of managing and handling waste 
products of urban and rural environments, their renovation and reclamation. 

EASC-624. Earth Science, Geomorphology Credit 3(2-2) 

Various land forms and their evolution - the naturally evolved surface features of the Earth's 
crust and the processes responsible for their evaluation, their relation to man's activities 
and as the foundation for understanding the environment. 

EASC-625. Earth Resources Credit 3(2-2) 

Conservation, management and use of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Their im- 
pact on the social and economic quality of our environment. 

EASC-644. Problem Solving in Earth Sciences Credit 3(3-0) 

Independent field and/or laboratory research in earth and environmental science for ad- 
vanced students. 

EASC-666. Earth System Science Credit 3(3-0) 

Study of the earth as a "system" with emphasis on the atmosphere, biosphere, hydro- 
sphere, and lithosphere interactions as related to global change and human activities. 

EASC-699. Environmental Problems Credit 3(3-0) 

Multidisciplinary examination of environmental problems and application of appropriate 
techniques of analysis to elected problems. Team taught by environmental faculty. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

HORT-700. Plant Biotechniques Credit 3(1-4) 

Fundamentals of biotechniques in plant cell and tissue culture. These techniques are 
orgonogenesis, somatic embryogenesis isolation of plant cellular and plasmid DNA, RNA 
transformation and ELISA. 

AGEN-701. Soil and Water Engineering II Credit 3(3-0) 

Advanced design of drainage and irrigation systems and their applicability to specific 
regions and climatic conditions. In-depth discussion of saturated and un-saturated flow 
and various equations that are used to solve soil water movement. Open channel flow in 
well hydraulics and earth dams or embankments will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGEN- 
600 or consent of the instructor 

EASC-705. The Physical Universe Credit 3(3-0) 

The course is designed to give the student a broad general background knowledge of the 
earth's physical environment; its lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere and their inter- 
action on weather and climate. The physical nature of the star, the sun, the planets will also 
be studied in the light of modern concepts of space. 

EASC-706. Physical Geology Credit 3(3-0) 

The development of the earth's surface, its material composition and forces acting upon its 
surface will be considered. Specific topics include origin of mountains and volcanos, causes 
of earthquakes, work of rivers, wind, waves and glaciers. Prerequisite: Earth Science-705 
or consent of the instructor. 



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EASC-708. Conservation of Natural Resources Credit 3(3-0) 

A descriptive course dealing with conservation and development of renewable natural 
resources encompassing soil, water, and air; cropland, grassland, and forests; livestock, 
fish, and wildlife; and recreational, aesthetic and scenic values. Attention will be given to 
protection and development of the nations renewable natural resources base as an essen- 
tial part of the national security, defense, and welfare. 

EASC-709. Seminar in Earth Science Credit 3(2-0) 

A seminar concerned with recent developments in the earth sciences and related disciplines. 

SLSC-710. Soils of North Carolina Credit 3(2-2) 

A study of the factors basic to the understanding of the soils of North Carolina, their 
classification, and properties as related to sound land use and management. Prerequisite: 
Fundamentals of Soil Science 338. 

AGEN-714. Applied Hydrogeology Credit 3(3-0) 

This course will cover basic principles of groundwater resource evaluation and the ap- 
proach or techniques used to solve groundwater problems. Discussion will include meth- 
ods used to quantitatively appraise hydrogeologic parameters affecting water-yielding ca- 
pacity of wells and aquifers. Various types of aquifers will be discussed under the um- 
brella of confined and unconfined aquifers. Ground water quality, conservation and con- 
tamination will also be discussed. 

SLSC-715. Soil Mineralogy Credit 3(3-0) 

A study of soil minerals with regard to their composition, structure, classification, identi- 
fication, origin, and significance. Special emphasis on primary weatherable silicates, layer 
silicates, and oxide minerals. Prerequisites: SLSC-534 and consent of the instructor. 

SLSC-717. Methodology in Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Credit 3(0-6) 

A study of principles involved in the analysis of soils, plants and water. Emphasis on basic 
instrumental and chemical methods for interpretation of soil fertility and environment. 
Instruction in the use of special instruments. Prerequisite: Soil Chemistry-534. 

EASC-718. Applied Environmental Microbiology Credit 3(2-2) 

Discussion of interactions between micro-organisms and their physical environment, and 
significance of micro-organisms in eutrophication, mining spoils, and waste treatments. 
Prerequisites: General Microbiology- 121 and consent of the instructor. 

NARS-720. Graduate Seminar in Plant and Soil Science Credit 1(1-0) 

SLSC-727. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Credit 3(3-0) 

Fundamental and theoretical aspects of soil fertility, productivity and plant nutrients. A 
discussion of important research data on soil fertility and plant nutrition. Prerequisites: 
SLSC-517 and consent of the instructor. 

SLSC-734. Applied Environmental Chemistry Credit 4(3-2) 

This course is an in-depth discussion of soil chemical interaction in term of ion exchange, 
solution equilibria, solubility patterns and also electrochemistry; comprehensive coverage 
of the chemistry of contaminant interactions with soil, its retention, movement and the 
environmental impact; review of relevant advances in soil chemistry in the past and recent 
times. Prerequisite: SLSC-534 or equivalent. 

NARS-777. Special Problems in Plant Science or Soil Science Credit 3(3-0) 

NARS-799. GRADUATE THESIS Credit 1-6 1(1-0) to 6(6-0) 

NARS-999. Graduate Thesis (continued) Creditl(l-O) 

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Physics 

Sekazi Mtingwa, Interim Chairperson 
101 MarteenaHall 

(336) 334-7646 
mtingwas@ncat.edu 



The School of Graduate Studies through the Department of Physics offers two pro- 
gram tracks leading to the Master of Science in Physics: Professional Physics and Applied 
Physics. The Professional Physics track provides the comprehensive preparation needed 
for the pursuit of a Ph.D. in physics or related areas. The Applied Physics track provides 
opportunity for interdisciplinary studies and research with other science, engineering, and 
mathematics programs to broaden the experience for employment in business, industry, or 
government. 

DEGREES OFFERED 
Professional Physics - Master of Science 
Applied Physics - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the M.S. in Physics degree program in the Department of Physics is 
based upon the general admission requirements of the University. In addition, regular 
admission to the M.S. in Physics degree program requires the undergraduate degree in 
physics or its equivalent. Regular admission also requires that an applicant's background 
reflect maturity in physics from junior and senior level undergraduate courses in classical 
mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and quantum 
physics. Applicants may be admitted to graduate studies unconditionally, provisionally, or 
as special students. Provisional admission may be granted to those whose training is in 
other disciplines related to physics. 

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS 

The M.S. in Physics degree program offers three options: the thesis option, the course 
work option and the project option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester 
hours, which includes 6 semester hours of thesis. The course work option requires a mini- 
mum of 33 semester hours plus a comprehensive examination. The project option requires 
a minimum of 30 semester hours plus 3 semester hours of special project. At least fifty 
percent of the courses counted towards the M.S. in Physics degree must be numbered 700 
and above. In addition, the Professional Physics track requires a minimum of 24 semester 
hours of physics courses and the Applied Physics track requires a minimum of 1 8 semester 
hours of physics courses. The minimum physics course requirements include a core of 
competency courses in the following subjects: Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, 
Electromagnetic Theory, and Statistical Mechanics. 

To meet graduation requirements, students must maintain and complete the M.S. in 
Physics program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0. Up to six semester 
hours of graduate work may be transferred from another university, provided it was not a 
part of any prior undergraduate degree requirement. The course content must adequately 

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replace current graduate offerings in the student's curriculum. Transfer credits should be 
at a level comparable to 600 or 700 level courses at North Carolina A&T. 



SUGGESTED CURRICULUM GUIDE 
First Year 

First Semester Credit Second Semester 

PHYS600 Classical Mechanics 3 PHYS 630 

PHYS615 Electromagnetic Theory I 3 PHYS 715 
PHYS 620 Quantum Mechanics I 3 



PHYS 720 



Credit 
Statistical Mechanics 3 
Electromagnetic 
Theory II 3 

Quantum Mechanics II 3 



First Semester 


PHYS 7XX Elective 


or 




7XX Technical Elective 


PHYS 770 


Research* 


or 




PHYS 760 


Special Topics 


or 




PHYS 740 


Seminar* 



Second Year 

Credit Second Semester 

PHYS 7XX Elective 

or 
7XX Technical Elective 



3-6 



Credit 



0-3 



0-3 



PHYS 770 
or 

PHYS760 
or 

PHYS 740 



Research* 



Special Topics 11 



Seminar* 



0-6 



* Graduate courses in Research, Special Topics, or Seminar may be substituted from 
other technical areas upon appropriate approvals. 



List of Courses 

Course Description 

PHYS 600* Classical Mechanics 

PHYS 605 Mathematical Methods 

PHYS 6 1 5 * Electromagnetic Theory I 

PHYS 620* Quantum Mechanics I 

PHYS 630* Statistical Mechanics 

PHYS 7 1 5 * Electromagnetic Theory II 

PHYS 720* Quantum Mechanics II 

PHYS 730 Optical Properties of Matter 

PHYS 735 Atomic & Molecular Physics 

PHYS 736 Spectroscopic Techniques 

PHYS 737 Physics of Solids 

PHYS 738 Nuclear Physics 

PHYS 739 High Energy Physics 

PHYS 740 Graduate Seminar 

PHYS 743 Experimental Methods in Physics 

PHYS 745 Computational Physics 

PHYS 750 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I 

PHYS 75 1 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics II 

PHYS 760 Special Topics 

PHYS 770 Research 
* Required Core Courses 



Credit 

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3(3-0 
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3(3-0 
3(3-0 
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Courses for Professional Teachers 

Course Description Credit 

PHYS 705 Physics for Science Teachers I Var. 1-6 

PHYS 706 Physics for Science Teachers II Var. 1-6 

PHYS 707 Physics for Science Teachers III Var. 1-6 

PHYS 708 Physics for Science Teachers IV Var. 1-6 

PHYS 709 Physics for Science Teachers V Var. 1-6 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN PHYSICS 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

PHYS-600. Classical Mechanics Credit 3(3-0) 

A theoretical treatment of particle and rigid body dynamics. Topics include variational 
principles, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, the physics of rotation, oscillations, 
canonical transformations and Hamilton's equations, and Hamilton- Jacobi theory. Prereq- 
uisite: Physics-401 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-605. Mathematical Methods Credit 3(3-0) 

Covers topics in mathematical physics: vector calculus, complex variables, Fourier theory, 
special functions and boundary value problems, variational methods, Green functions. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 

PHYS-615. Electromagnetic Theory I Credit 3(3-0) 

Along with Physics 715, is an advanced study of electromagnetic phenomena: electro- 
magnetic properties of matter; propagation, radiation, and absorption of electromagnetic 
waves; simple radiating systems; special relativity, covariant electrodynamics; radiation 
by moving charges. Prerequisite: Physics-416 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-620. Quantum Mechanics I Credit 3(3-0) 

An advanced study of quantum theory which along with Physics 720 covers the funda- 
mental concepts and formulations: theory of measurement with applications to simple 
physical systems, operator formalism, symmetries and invariance, system of identical par- 
ticles, angular momentum and the theory of spin, variational and perturbation approxima- 
tion techniques, time-dependent perturbation theory and radiation, scattering theory with 
applications. Prerequisite: Physics-422 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-630. Statistical Mechanics Credit 3(3-0) 

Fundamentals of classical and quantum statistical mechanics: statistical ensembles and 
distribution functions, non-interacting particles, ideal Fermi and Bose systems, treatment 
of interacting systems, phase transitions, approaches to collective phenomena. Prerequi- 
site: Physics-430 or Graduate standing. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

PHYS-715. Electromagnetic Theory II Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of Physics-615. Prerequisite: Physics-615. 

PHYS-720. Quantum Mechanics II Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of Physics-620. Prerequisite: Physics-620. 



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PHYS-730. Optical Properties of Matter Credit 3(3-0) 

Classical wave properties of light and quantum mechanical treatment of the interaction of 
light and matter: interference, diffraction, absorption, scattering, and polarization of light, 
interaction with atoms, atomic structure, optical absorption and emission, laser theory. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 

PHYS-735. Atomic and Molecular Physics Credit 3(3-0) 

An advanced study of atomic and molecular systems. Topics include many-electron at- 
oms, Hartree-Fock and self-consistent field methods, interaction of many-electron atoms 
with electromagnetic fields; diatomic molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation, ro- 
tation and vibration and electron spectra of diatomic molecules, polyatomic systems, laser 
spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics. Prerequisite: Physics-465 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-736. Spectroscopic Techniques Credit 3(3-0) 

This course describes the methods and instrumentation of several spectroscopic techniques 
such as laser spectroscopy, optical resonance spectroscopy, supersonically cooled molecu- 
lar spectroscopy, multiple photon spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman scat- 
tering, Mossbauer spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron spin 
resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Physics-465, 420 or Gradu- 
ate standing 

PHYS-737. Physics of Solids Credit 3(3-0) 

An advanced study of the physics of solids with applications to metals semiconductors, 
and insulators. Topics include electronic structures, dynamics of electrons in solids, trans- 
port properties, optical properties, magnetic properties, and superconductivity. Prerequi- 
site: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 

PHYS-738. Nuclear Physics Credit 3(3-0) 

Descriptions of properties of the nuclear force and nuclear structure: nucleon-nucleon 
scattering, nuclear scattering theory, phenomenological potential models, the shell model, 
collective motion, giant resonances, direct and compound reactions, few-body systems, 
heavy ion physics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 

PHYS-739. High Energy Physics Credit 3(3-0) 

Theoretical and experimental concepts in high energy physics. Topics include elementary 
particles; conservation laws; strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions; particle ac- 
celerators; beams and detectors; strange particles; and quark models. Prerequisite: Phys- 
ics-738 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-740. Graduate Seminar Variable Credit (1-3) 

A survey of current developments in physics. 

PHYS-743. Experimental Methods Credit 3(2-3) 

Theory and techniques of measurement in experimental physics: experimental design, 
detector development, signal processing techniques, data acquisition, error analysis, sta- 
tistics and the treatment of experimental data. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent 
of the instructor. 

PHYS-745. Computational Physics Credit 3(2-3) 

Computational approaches to advanced physical problems. Includes ordinary differential 
equations, boundary value and eigenvalue problems, matrix operations, Monte Carlo Meth- 
ods, nonlinear equations, curve fitting, and approximation of functions. Prerequisite: Gradu- 
ate standing or consent of instructor. 



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PHYS-750. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I Credit 3(3-0) 

Along with Physics-751 covers the Dirac equation and elementary mass renormalization, 
propagator theory, second quantization, the quantization of the electromagnetic field, 
Feynman graphs, calculations in quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynam- 
ics, gauge theories, models of electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions. Prerequisite: 
Physics-720 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-751. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics II Credit 3(3-0) 

A continuation of Physics-750. Prerequisite: Physics-750. 

PHYS-760. Special Topics Variable Credit (1-3) 

Studies in physics under staff guidance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PHYS-770. Research Variable Credit (1-9) 

This course is graduate level research in selected areas of physics. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing. 

Professional Teachers Program 

PHYS-705. Physics for Science Teachers I Variable Credit (1-6) 

For in-service teachers. Course covers fundamentals of astronomy and earth science. Full 
descriptive title, syllabus and the amount of credit will have received departmental ap- 
proval before scheduling. Prerequisite: MATH- 1 1 1 or equivalent. 

PHYS-706. Physics for Science Teachers II Variable Credit (1-6) 

For in-service teachers. Lecture and integrated lab study of the fundamental principles of 
mechanics, thermodynamics, wave motion, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern 
physics. Full descriptive title, syllabus and the amount of credit will have received depart- 
mental approval before scheduling. Focus: Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Prerequi- 
sites: MATH- 1 1 1 or equivalent. 

PHYS-707. Physics for Science Teachers III Variable Credit (1-6) 

A continuation of PHYS-706. Focus: Wave motion and electricity and magnetism. Prereq- 
uisite: PHYS-706 or equivalent. 

PHYS-708. Physics for Science Teachers IV Variable Credit (1-6) 

A continuation of PHYS-707. Focus: Optics and modern physics. Prerequisites: PHYS- 
707 or equivalent. 

PHYS-709. Physics for Science Teachers V Variable Credit (1-6) 

A continuation of PHYS-708. Focus: Modern Physics. Prerequisites: PHYS-708 or equiva- 
lent. 



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Social Work 



Joint Master of Social Work* 
Department of Social Work 

Dr. John Rife (UNCG), Program Director - 336-334-4098 
Dr. Sarah V Kirk (NC A&T SU), Associate Program Director - 336 - 334-7894 



The Joint Master of Social Work program represents the efforts of faculty and admin- 
istrators at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T SU) and 
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). It is a collaborative program 
that has developed from a long planning process involving the chief academic officers, 
deans, and department chairs and faculty in forging intra-university agreements concern- 
ing administration and operation of the program. 

This is a single academic program. Faculty will teach on both campuses and students 
will take classes on both campuses. 

In the first three years (1997-2000), the program requires full-time participation of 
students. Successful completion of the degree requires 60 semester credit hours taken 
over two academic years. During this period the program will be in candidacy status for 
accreditation with The Council on Social Work Education. Initial Accreditation is expected 
June 2000, which will retroactively apply to students during the candidacy period. 

The JMSW curriculum has been designed by the joint faculty from both institutions to 
provide students with advanced generalist social work education, which is based on con- 
temporary, state-of-the-art theory and practice methods. Courses reflect the theme of pro- 
viding effective services to families in urban and rural North Carolina communities. The 
curriculum is organized by foundation, area of practice, advanced generalist integrative 
seminars, and field instruction. 

* Jointly administered with UNCG 

Program goals are: 

Goal 1 : To prepare graduate students for employment as advanced generalist social work 
practitioners in direct and indirect practice. 

Goal 2: To provide students with a graduate advanced generalist social work curriculum 
that results in the acquisition and demonstration of: 

A. Knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, social welfare 
policy, research, practice methods, cultural diversity populations at-risk, 
social and economic justice, and social work values and ethics as a founda- 
tion for generalist social work practice 

B. The professional self as reflected in an affiliation with the profession of 
social work 



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C. The values and ethics of professional social work practice as stated by the 
National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics 

D. Advanced generalist social work practice skills with individuals, families, 
groups, organizations, and communities. 

Goal 3 : To provide professional service that ameliorates social problems, provides lead- 
ership, and benefits our communities in Central and Western North Carolina. 

Goal 4: To conduct and disseminate research that contributes to the knowledge base for 
effective social work practice. 

CURRICULUM PLAN 

The curriculum design of the Joint Master of Social Work program is organized to 
provide students with a theoretical and applied education in social work to enhance and 
promote advanced generalist social work education. The two-year program is organized to 
insure that all students, as advanced social work practitioners, will not only be prepared to 
independently engage in social work practice with individuals, families, small groups, 
organizations, and communities in their chosen area of practice, but to formally supervise, 
serve as managers, advanced researchers and social planners. 

COURSE OF STUDY AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The master's degree program is a two-year program of 60 credits that will require full 
time enrollment by students. The program offers a foundation year and a second year of 
concentration content for advanced practice. 

First Year Foundation Courses (30 Hours) 



NCA&TSU 








UNC-G 


First Semester 




15 Credit Hours 




SOWK 700 


Human Behavior and Social 
Functioning I 




3 


SOWK 501 


SOWK701 


Social Welfare Policy and 
Analysis I 




3 


SOWK 502 


SOWK 703 


Social Work Practice with 
Individuals and Families 




3 


SOWK 504 


SOWK704 
SOWK 705 


Interpersonal Skills Lab 
(Social Work With Groups) 
Social Work Practice and Human 
Diversity 


3 
3 


SOWK 560 
SOWK 511 








~15~ 





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Second Semester 15 Credit Hours 




SOWK 702 


Human Behavior and Social 
Functioning II 


3 


SOWK 517 


SOWK 707 
SOWK 708 

SOWK 709 


Social Work Research Methods I 
Social Work Practice with 
Communities and Organizations I 
Field Instruction and Seminar I 


3 

3 
6 


SOWK 503 
SOWK 514 

SOWK 516 



15 



Second Year- Advanced Curriculum (30 Hours) 



First Semester Area of Practice Course 



Credit 



SOWK 706 Social Policy and Welfare Analysis II 

SOWK 7 1 Social Work with Families and 

Youth at Risk 
SOWK 7 1 2 Social Work in Health Care I 

SOWK 714 Social Work in Mental Health I 

SOWK 7 1 8 Research Designs & Data Analysis 

for Social Work Practice 
SOWK 722 Field Instruction and Seminar II 



SOWK 512 
SOWK 601 

SOWK 602 
SOWK 603 
SOWK 513 



15 



Second Semester Area of Practice Course 



Credit 



SOWK 711 Social Work with Families and 

Youth at Risk II 
SOWK 7 1 3 Social Work in Health Care II 

SOWK 7 1 5 Social Work in Mental Health II 

SOWK 7 1 6 Social Work in Administration 

Social Work Elective 
SOWK 723 Field Instruction and Seminar III 



SOWK 611 

SOWK 612 
SOWK 613 
SOWK 605 

SOWK 616 



Total Hours 



15 
60 



FOUNDATION YEAR 

During the first year, students complete 30 semester hours of foundation course work. 
In the first semester of the first year, students complete courses in human behavior and 
social functioning, social welfare policy, social work practice and human diversity, social 
work practice with individuals and families, and social work practice with groups. In the 
second semester of the first year, students complete a second human behavior and social 
functioning course, social work practice with communities and organizations, social work 



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research methods, and a six semester hour foundation field instruction placement and 
seminar. The purpose of the foundation course work during the first year is to prepare 
students for the advanced generalist practice year. 

ADVANCED GENERALIST PRACTICE YEAR 



In the second year of study, students complete the concentration in advanced general- 
ist practice. The second year of study requires the completion of 30 semester hours of 
course work. Students choose one of three advanced generalist practice areas: families 
and youth at-risk, mental health, or health. Students complete two courses in their ad- 
vanced generalist practice area, advanced courses in social welfare, administration, and 
research, and they complete two semesters of advanced generalist field instruction, which 
includes a field seminar and a capstone project. Students also complete one graduate level 
elective. Choice of this elective requires the approval of the student's educational advisor. 

ADMISSIONS 



A Joint Admissions Committee has been established for this Program. It is comprised 
of two faculty members, one each from NORTH CAROLINA A&T State University and 
UNCG. These two committee members will review applications, and recommend appli- 
cants for admission. Specific admission criteria has been established for this program. 
The following five criteria must be met by applicants to make them eligible for an admis- 
sion review: 

1 . completion of a baccalaureate degree, with competitive grades, from an accredited 
college or university in the United States or its equivalent in another country: 

2. a "B" average or better in the undergraduate major; 

3. an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 and an acceptable score on the GRE taken within 
the last 5 years; 

4. evidence of a liberal arts foundation to include the following minimum 30 credit 
hours: 

18 Social and Behavioral Sciences* 

6 Humanities 

3 Human Biology 

3 Statistics 

30 Hours 
* (Political Science, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic/Global Studies, His- 
tory, and Sociology). 

5. Applicants must demonstrate intellectual and personal qualifications considered 
essential to the successful practice of social work, such as sensitivity and respon- 
siveness in relationships, concern for the need of others, adaptability, good judg- 
ment, creativity, integrity, and skill in oral and written communication. This deter- 
mination shall be based on a review of the applicant's references and written per- 
sonal statement. 

Documentation validating that applicants meet the above criteria will be required in 
the admission packet. Members of the Joint Admissions Committee and staff at the two 
graduate schools will verify that acceptable validation of these five criteria have been 
included in applicants admission materials. 



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The Joint Admissions Committee has established five areas that will be rated to deter- 
mine admission decisions: 

1 . Acceptable GRE scores; 

2. Overall minimum GPA of 2.5 from undergraduate courses; 

3. three letters of recommendation; 

4. relevant paid and/or volunteer experience in human services (including internships 
in social work); and, 

5. a personal statement indicating why applicant is seeking admission, what applicant 
wants to learn and the factors that influenced this decision. 

Consistent rating measures have been established for the evaluation of the five above 
areas. The same measures will be used for all individuals who apply through the program's 
single portal of entry and applicants will be notified through the appropriate Graduate 
School. 

The M.S.W. Program does not grant academic credit for life or work experience. Only 
students who have been admitted to the program may take the MSW courses, including 
the prerequisites for practice courses and field instruction. 

All applicants will be notified of the Joint Admissions Committee decisions in writ- 
ing. Beginning Fall, 1999 - admissions will be through UNCG for four years and then all 
admissions will return to NORTH CAROLINA A&T SU for the next four years. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN SOCIAL WORK 

SOWK-700. Human Behavior and Social Functioning I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the first of a two course sequence on human behavior in the social environ- 
ment. This course emphasizes theories of human behavior and intervention with people in 
a variety of systems, including individuals, families, and small groups. Students will learn 
an integrated view of human behavior, incorporating knowledge from biological, socio- 
logical, and psychological perspectives. Primary theoretical orientations used in the course 
will be life span development and ecological theory. Students will learn an ecological 
framework for understanding and assessing human behavior in social and cultural con- 
texts. Students will gain an understanding of the place of human diversity in practice. 
Content about various oppressed and vulnerable groups will be included, including vari- 
ous racial and ethnic groups, women and women of color, physically and mentally dis- 
abled persons, the elderly, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. Students will learn to recognize 
and understand how culture affects clients and workers perceptions of problems, their 
conceptualizations of strategies for problem-solving, their orientations in measuring treat- 
ment outcomes, and the efficacy of the worker-client relationship. 

SOWK-701. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis I Credit 3(3-0) 

This first foundation policy course is designed to help the student examine philosophical, 
social, political, psychological, and economic factors that have influenced the emergence 
of social welfare as a social institution. Students will learn to analyze social policy for its 
effects on individuals, families, various oppressed and vulnerable groups, and communi- 
ties. The impact of social policy on service delivery in rural areas will be highlighted. This 
is the first of two policy courses. The second course examines social welfare delivery 
systems in the United States, and alternative models of social welfare policy analysis. 



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SOWK-704. Interpersonal Skills Lab ( Social Work with Groups) Credit 3(3-0) 

The purpose of the Interpersonal Skills Lab is to prepare students for entry into field 
instruction. The course allows students the opportunity to examine and practice interper- 
sonal communication skills in preparation for professional practice. This course intro- 
duces students to a number of skills considered basic to social service delivery. Experien- 
tial learning is stressed, and ample opportunity will be provided for students to practice 
basic interpersonal skills and receive feedback on their performance. This course is taken 
concurrently with Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families. 

SOWK-705. Social Work Practice and Human Diversity I Credit3(3-0) 

This course will examine cultural and social diversity and address theoretical and practice 
dimensions of social practice with oppressed people of color, women, the aged, the sexu- 
ally diverse, and the physically disabled. The concepts of ethnicity, minority status, social 
stratification, and sexual preference are explored in the context of American culture and 
are translated into the impact of dealing with these issues with clients, the system, and 
with the helper. This course is designed to have both a cognitive and sensitivity focus so 
students' will address concepts of individuality, equality, and power in order to clarify 
attitudes and values dealing with self and others. 

SOWK-706. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course, the second foundation course in social welfare policy, presents social welfare 
policy analysis as another form of social work practice, with a repertoire of roles, func- 
tions, and skills as in other practice concentrations such as interpersonal or planning and 
management. The outcomes of social policy practice are visible in various forms of legis- 
lation. Such outcomes also appear as administrative and judicial directives, rulings, and 
interpretations in the area of government. In the private sector, they are the decisions that 
shape the big and small operations of the social agencies, from the constitutions of na- 
tional organizations to the rules and regulations of a neighborhood storefront agency. This 
course will deal with system maintenance and system change. As a part of this school's 
professional curriculum, the course will embody the primary value of social justice. Pro- 
grams and delivery systems are legitimate only to the extent that their impact on other 
systems betters the quality of life of their members. Both personally and as professionals, 
social workers should be forces in the quest for social reform. Ethical social reform has 
policy analysis as its head and social justice as its heart. 

SOWK-707. Social Work Research Methods I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the first of two research courses in the MSW curriculum. The intention of 
both courses is to prepare the social work practitioner to use research as a means of in- 
forming and improving one's professional practice. The primary purpose of this course is 
to provide a framework for the rigorous study of research methodology as it relates to the 
professional practice of social work. As a result of this course, students will learn, appre- 
ciate, and be able to apply quantitative and qualitative research strategies to address funda- 
mental social work problems and processes. It is assumed that social work practice, like 
socio-behavioral research, is fundamentally a problem-solving enterprise, and that many 
of the essential processes involved in research are also inherent in social work practice. 
Accordingly, students will learn that the practice of research is a knowledge building pro- 
cess that informs and enhances social work practice. Although this course is designed to 
deal with much of the content that typically characterizes a basic research methods course, 
it does so from the perspective of professional social work practice. The goal, therefore, is 



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not to develop the student into a social researcher; it is to help the student become a more 
effective practitioner of social work through better understanding of the scientific nature 
in a more conscious and productive manner. The general goal of this course, therefore, is 
to help students to develop the skills needed to become critical consumers of social work 
research; conceptualize a problem; evaluate, organize, and integrate relevant date (both 
existing and new); and derive useful solutions based on knowledge for professional prac- 
tice. It is expected that the attainment of this goal will serve to prepare students to: a) 
contribute to the development of knowledge for the profession as a whole; b) assess and 
evaluate the student's own professional practice; and c) maintain an effective level of ser- 
vice to clients at a standard commensurate with the current level of knowledge in our 
profession. 

SOWK-708. Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, 

and Organizations I Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is designed to prepare students to practice in the area of macro social work. 
Advanced generalist social workers must be prepared to respond to and influence chang- 
ing social and political environments. This course prepares students for involvement in 
broad scale social systems change particularly in group, community, and organizational 
development and analysis. This course provides a framework for exploring knowledge, 
analytical skills, and professional behavior appropriate for practice with work groups, 
communities, and organizations. Students will explore and examine the relationship be- 
tween the elements that contribute to social problems and how they can be managed in the 
development of planned intervention efforts at the macro levels. This course builds on the 
introduction to concepts and basic skills covered in the Social Work Practice with Indi- 
viduals and Families course. Heavy emphasis is given to the view that life is a continuous 
process of problem solving, during which people periodically lack either the skills or 
resources to effectively engage in problem solving requiring active involvement with ma- 
jor systems, therefore requiring social work intervention at this level. Particular emphasis 
will be given to the multidimensional strategies of intervention including environmental 
modification on the behalf of clients. 

SOWK-709. Field Instruction and Seminar I Credit 6(6-0) 

This is the first year of the field curriculum. The purpose of the two courses is to provide 
an opportunity to students to synthesize theoretical knowledge for application within a 
variety of agency settings and among diverse client systems. Students are expected to 
apply theories and concepts from previous courses in the role of a professional social work 
practitioner within the client system of various field agency experiences. Field seminar 
will run concurrently with the field practicum. Student field days are typically Wednes- 
day, Thursday and Friday for a total of 24 clock hours per week. 

SOWK-710. Social Work with Families I Credit 3(3-0) 

This is the first course in the concentration on Social Work with Families and Youth at 
Risk. This course will integrate elements of social policy that affect families with the 
theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to work with diverse family forms at different 
stages of life. Building on foundation year content regarding the families, this course will 
prepare students to assess and intervene with families at an advanced level. An ecological 
systems perspective will be utilized to help students understand the relationships between 
individuals and their families and between families and the various social systems with 
which they interact. Special emphasis will be placed on how social policy in the United 
States affects families, and students will learn how to assess family dynamics and needs 



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within an ecological model that includes attention to macro level variables. Particular 
attention will be paid to working with families in urban and under-served rural areas. 
Content will include advanced skills in family assessment and intervention. Multiple models 
of family intervention will be presented, and students will be encouraged to develop an 
eclectic approach to family practice in which intervention models are selected based on 
presenting problems and family strengths. The relevance of culture, ethnicity, gender, 
sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability to family dynamics will be empha- 
sized, and students will be expected to develop intervention strategies which are sensitive 
to issues of diversity. In addition, students will be asked to work on their development of 
self as a family practitioner. Students will also be expected to learn the importance of the 
social worker as advocate for families of oppressed groups and families whose needs are 
not currently being met by social service systems. 

SOWK-71 1 . Social Work with Families II Credits 3(3-0) 

This is the second course in the concentration sequence on Social Work with Families and 
Youth at Risk. This course will build on the advanced knowledge and skill gained in the 
previous course and allow students to apply that knowledge to specific problems faced by 
families across the life span. By participating in this problem-focused course, students 
will have an opportunity to learn more about the types of problems families face in the 
United States and how to use various interventive models most appropriate to specific 
types of problems. 

SOWK-712. Social Work in Health Care I Credit 3(3-0) 

This is the first of two courses in social work practice within the health care delivery 
system. Teaches students to use a functional health and systems model to analyze bio- 
medical and psychosocial aspects of coping with health and illness. Students explore the 
complex interrelationships between health care practices, social work values, and ethical 
dilemmas presented by conflicting ideologies and advancing technology. 

SOWK-713. Social Work in Health Care II Credit 3(3-0) 

This is the second of two courses on social work practice within the health care delivery 
system. This course provides students with specific practice models for working within 
health care settings as social workers. Emphasis is placed on helping students to acquire 
the direct and indirect skills needed to function as a medical social worker. Special atten- 
tion is given to assessing and understanding differential patterns of health care service 
utilization and delivery based on demographic characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, 
gender, sexual orientation, and residence. Students will gain skills in medical social work 
practice with individuals, families, and small groups. 

SOWK-71 4. Social Work in Mental Health I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course, the first of two concentration courses in social work practice in mental health, 
is designed to expose students to major policy issues, practice theory, and direct service 
roles in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Students will gain knowledge 
of the history of mental practice in the United States, major advances in psychiatric care 
from biological, social, and interpersonal perspectives, and current practice approaches 
with vulnerable populations. Special attention is given to practice with women, minori- 
ties, and persons who are persistently and severely mentally disabled. 

SOWK-71 5. Social Work in Mental Health II Credit 3(3-0) 

This course, the second of two concentration courses in social work practice in mental 
health, is designed to expose students to specific clinical approaches to the practice of 



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social work in mental health settings. Using a seminar format and a case study approach, 
students will expand their knowledge and skills from the first concentration course in 
treating specific mental disorders. Students will also examine the context of mental health 
practice including the impact of policy and organizations upon practice as well as the 
strengths and constraints of multidisciplinary treatment approaches. Special attention is 
given to practice with women, minorities, and persons who are persistently and severely 
mentally disabled. 

SOWK-716. Social Work in Administration Credit 3(3-0) 

As advanced generalist practitioners, students must be prepared for indirect as well as 
direct practice roles. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowl- 
edge and skills necessary to function as a social work supervisor and manager. Students 
from the three concentrations will take this course together, thus allowing all students to 
gain a broader understanding of social work administrative issues in various fields of 
practice. In keeping with the overall thrust of this program, this course will highlight 
specific issues relevant to social work management in both urban and under-served rural 
areas. Content for this course will include principles and practices of management and 
administration, with special emphasis on social work supervision, program planning, lead- 
ership, and decision-making, and methods for facilitating effective teamwork among staff. 
Functions and styles of supervision will be examined in the context of the three concentra- 
tion areas of practice. Students will be encouraged to examine their personal leadership 
and decision-making styles in relationship to research findings regarding effective leader- 
ship and to learn effective leadership and decision-making skills. Students will also learn 
the basic elements of program planning, including budgeting, program management, and 
evaluation. 

SOWK-718. Research Designs and Data Analysis for Social Work 

Practice Credit 3(3-0) 

This course is the second of two research courses in the MSW curriculum. The intention 
of both courses is to prepare the social work practitioner to use research as a means of 
informing and improving one's professional practice. The primary purpose of this course 
is to provide students with advanced skills in: (1) conceptualizing research problems; (2) 
completing research in such substantive social work domains as needs assessment, pro- 
gram evaluation, and single subject research; and (3) using inferential skills for data analysis. 
As a result of this course, students will be able to apply quantitative and qualitative re- 
search strategies to address fundamental social work problems and processes. Examples 
of family problems which will be the focus in this course are: divorce and remarriage; 
mental and physical health problems of family members, including substance abuse; child 
abuse and neglect; spousal abuse; aging and death and poverty, including homelessness. 
As in the first course, course content will include policy issues related to specific family 
problems. Therefore, students will learn how social policy impacts on families experienc- 
ing these problems and on social workers who are trying to help families resolve and/or 
manage problems. 



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Elective 



Credit 3(3-0) 



SOWK-722. and SOWK-723. Field Instruction and 

and Seminar II and III Credit 6(6-0) each 

Second year field is a culmination of the academic preparation for Social Work practice. 
As advanced Generalists, students are expected to demonstrate understanding and appli- 
cation of social work theories, skills and interventions. Additionally, students are expected 
to assume greater independence in their own practice. Field Seminar will run concurrently 
with the field practicum. Student field days will typically be Wednesdays, Thursdays and 
Fridays of each week, August- May. Specialized placements in School Social Work re- 
quire a longer placement. School social work internships include activity three days a 
week for the academic year, August- June. 

Department of Sociology and Social Work 

Dr. Sarah V. Kirk, Chairperson 
201 GibbsHall 

Note: The courses listed below are offered to advanced undergraduate and graduate stu- 
dents only. Please note that these courses are not part of the Joint Master of Social Work 
(JMSW) curriculum. 

Courses Offered for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

SOCI-600 Seminar in Social Planning 

SOCI-601 Seminar in Urban Studies 

SOCI-603 Introduction to Folklore 

SOCI-625 Sociology/Social Service Internship 

SOCI-650 Independent Study in Anthropology 

SOCI-65 1 Anthropological Experience 

SOCI-669 Small Groups 

SOCI-670 Law and Society 

SOCI-67 1 Research Methods II 

SOCI-672 Selected Issues in Sociology 

SOCI-673 Population Studies 

SOCI-674 Evaluation of Social Programs 

SOCI-701 Seminar in Cultural Factors in Communication 



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Graduate Faculty 

School of Agriculture and Environmental and Allied Sciences 

Department: Agricultural Education, Economics, and Rural Sociology 
Chair: Dr. Alton Thompson 

Kofi Adu-Nyako, B.S., University of Science and Technology; M.S., Cornell University; 
Ph.D., University of Florida, Adjunct Assistant Professor 

William Amponsah, B.S., Berea College; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Ohio State 
University; Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of International Trade Center 

Frank Clearfield, B.A., East Stroudsburg University; M.A., University of South Florida; 
Ph.D., University of Ketucky (Natural Resoruce Conservation Service Faculty) 

Godfrey Ejimakor, B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State 
University; Ph.D., Texas Tech. University; Adjunct Associate Professor 

Daniel D Godfrey, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., North Carolina 
State University; Ph.D., Cornell University; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Daniel M. Lyons, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D., Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute and State University; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Dalton H. McAfee, B.S., Alcorn State University; M.S., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., Ohio 
State University; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Donald R. McDowell, B.S., Southern University A&M; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illi- 
nois; Associate Professor 

John O'Sullivan, B.A., Stanford University; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., University 
of California at Los Angeles; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Kevin S. Shermon, B.S., California State University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State Uni- 
versity, Assistant Professor 

Richard D. Robbins, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., North Caro- 
lina State University; Professor 

Terrence W. Thomas, B.S., University of West Indies; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University, Associate Professor. 

Alton Thompson, B.S., North Carolina Central University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

Anthony K. Yeboah, B.S., University of Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State 
University; Professor 

Department: Animal Science 

Chair: Dr. David Libby (Interim) 

John W Allen, B.S., University of Georgia; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina; 
Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Doris G. Fultz, B.S. (Biology), Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. (Animal Sci- 
ence), D.V.M., Tuskegee University; Associate Professor 

Tracy L. Hanner, B.S., North Carolina Central University; D.V.M., North Carolina State 
University; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Jill Henson-Upshaw, B.S., Tuskegee Institute; M.S., D.VM., Tuskegee University; Assis- 
tant Professor 



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David W. Libby, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Maine; Associate Professor 

Marion Ray McKinnie, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ohio State 
University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Edward C. Segerson, B.S., M.S., Memphis State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State 
University; Professor 

Charles W. Talbott, B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., VPI & SU, Ph.D., North Caro- 
lina State University; Assistant Professor 

Willie Willis, B.S., Fort Valley State College; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University; 
Professor 

Mulumebet Worku, B.Sc, Addis Ababa University, Alemay College of Agriculture, Ethopia; 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Adjunct Assistant Professor/ 
Biotechnologist 

Department: Human Environment and Family Sciences 
Chair: Dr. Rosa Purcell 

Karen Bennett, B.S., M.S., Western Carolina University; Ph.D., University of North Caro- 
lina at Greensboro 

Ramona T. Clark, B.A.S.W, M.S.W, California State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State 
University; Associate Professor 

Thurman N. Guy, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., University of 
Wisconsin; Ed.D., University of North Dakota; Associate Professor 

Rosa Siler Purcell, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University 
of Illinois; Associate Professor and Chairperson 

Geraldine Ray, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.Ed., University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 
Associate Professor 

Lizette Sanchez-Lugo, B.S., MPH.N, University of Puerto Rico; M.S., Wake Forest Uni- 
versity, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at 
Greensboro 

Chung W Seo, B.S., M.S., Korea University; Ph.D., Florida State University; Professor 

Carolyn Turner, B.S., M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute; Associate Professor 

Wilda Wada, R.D., B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro; Food and Nutrition Specialist 

Department: Natural Resources 
Chair: Dr. Godfrey Gayle 

G.A. Gayle, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., N.C. State Univer- 
sity; Professor and Chairman 

M. Kamp-Glass, B.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Pro- 
fessor 

C.W Raczkowski, B.S., M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., N.C. State University; Ad- 
junct Asst. Professor 

G.B. Reddy, B.S., M.S., A.P.A.U (India); Ph.D., University of Georgia; Professor, Gradu- 
ate Program Coordinator 



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M.R. Reddy, B.S., Osmania University; M.S., A.P.A.U. (India); Ph.D., University of Geor- 
gia; Professor 

Manuel R. Reyes, B.S., University of the Philippines at Los Banos; M. Phil., Cranfield 
Institute of Technology, England; Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Assistant Professor 

A. Shahbazi, B.S., University ofTabriz; M.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Penn- 
sylvania State University; Associate Professor 

G.A. Uzochukwu, B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska; 
Professor 

College of Arts and Sciences 

Department: Biology 

Chair: Dr. Joseph Whittaker 

David W. Aldridge, B.S., University of Texas, Arlington; Ph.D., Syracuse University; Pro- 
fessor 

Jerry Bennett, B.S., Tougaloo College; M.S., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Iowa State Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

Roy Coomans, B.S., Eckerd College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; 
Associate Professor 

Doretha B. Foushee, B.S., Shaw University; M.S. North Carolina Central University; Ph.D. 
University of Maryland at College Park; Associate Professor 

Andrew G. Goliszek, B.S., University of West Florida; M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University; 
Postdoctural, Wake Forest University; Associate Professor 

A. James Hicks, B.S., Tougaloo College; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana; St. Louis; 
Professor 

Alfred Hill, Jr., B.S., Prairie View College; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Kan- 
sas State University; Professor (delete; no longer graduate faculty - part time only) 

Thomas L. Jordan, B.A., Rockhurst College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madi- 
son; Washington-Seattle; Associate Professor 

Perry V Mack, B.S., South Carolina State College; M.S., North Carolina Central Univer- 
sity; Ed.D., Rutgers University; Extramural Associate, N.I.H.-Bethesda, Professor 

Thoyd Melton, B.S. North Carolina Central University; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; 
Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School 
of Graduate Studies 

Bette McKnight, B.A., Barber Scotia; M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 
Meharry Medical College; Associate Professor 

Mary A. Smith, B.S. Morgan State University; M.S., Ph.D. Cornell University; Associate 
Professor 

Joseph J. Whittaker, A.B., Talladega College; Ph.D., Meharry Medical College; 
Postdoctorals, Purdue University and Washington University; Associate Professor 
and Chairperson 

James A. Williams, A.B., Talladega College; M.S., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Brown Uni- 
versity; Professor 



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Department: Chemistry 

Chair: Dr. Alex Williamson 

Foluso Adebodun, B.S., Jersey City State College; M.S., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers 
University; Assistant Professor, Biochemistry 

William Adeniyi, B.A., Hampton University; M.S., Loyola University; Ph.D., Baylor Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor, Analytical Chemistry 

Mufeed Basti, B.S., Baath University (Horns, Syria); Ph.D., North Illinois University; 
Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry 

Etta Gravely, B.S., Howard University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D., 
UNC-Greensboro; Associate Professor 

Vallie Guthrie, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., Fisk University; Ed.D, 
American University; Associate Professor 

Julius Harp, B.S., York College (Jamaica, NY); Ph.D., Howard University, Assistant Pro- 
fessor, Organic Chemistry 

Lynda M. Jordan, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Atlanta University; 
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Professor, Biochemistry 

Jothi Kumar, B.Sc, Annamalai University, Cdm., India; Ph.D., Kansas State University; 
Associate Professor 

Claude N. Lamb, B.S., Mount Union College; M.S., North Carolina Central University; 
Ph.D., Howard University; Associate Professor 

Abdul K. Mohammed, B.Sc, University of Benin; Ph.D., Louisiana State University; As- 
sistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry 

Yongmei Wang, B.S., The Science and Technology University of China, Ph.D., The Uni- 
versity of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry 

Alex N. Williamson, B.S., Jackson State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Associ- 
ate Professor and Chairman 

Department: English 

Chair: Dr. Jimmy Williams 

Sandra Alexander, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., Harvard University; 
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Professor 

Brian Benson, A.B., Guilford College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; 
Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Professor 

Patricia E. Bonner, B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Univer- 
sity of South Florida; Associate Professor 

Jane Gibson Brown, B.A., Converse College; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Univer- 
sity of Dallas; Associate Professor 

Kathy Essick, B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.A., North Carolina A&T 
State University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor 

Samuel Garren, B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Professor 

Michael Greene, B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University; Professor 

Elon Kulii, A.B., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State Uni- 
versity; Ph.D., Indiana University; Professor 

Gibreel M. Kamara, B.A., M.A., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D, Temple 
University; Assistant Professor 



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Robert Levine, B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., 
Cornell University; Professor 

Jeffrey D. Parker, B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.A., North Caro- 
lina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Associate Professor 

Ethel Taylor, A.B., Spelman College; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Indiana University; 
Professor 

Jimmy L. Williams, B.A., Clark College; M.A., Washington University; Ph.D., Indiana 
University; Professor and Chair 

Department: History 

Chair: Dr. Olen Cole (Interim) 

Linda D. Addo, B.A., Bennett College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 
Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Associate Professor and Coordi- 
nator of Education Programs in the Department of History 

Kwame W Alford, B.A., M.A., Morgan State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri; 
Assistant Professor 

Olen Cole, Jr., B.A., M.A., California State University at Fresno; Ph.D., University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Professor and Chair (Interim) 

Margaret L. Barrett, B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Southern Illinois 
University; Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia; Associate Professor 

Fuabeh P. Fonge, B.A., The University of Yaounde; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., 
Howard University; Associate Professor 

Peter V Meyers, B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University; Professor 

Conchita F. Ndege, B.F.A., Xavier University; MA., Ph.D., Howard University; Director 
of the African Heritage Center and Associate Professor 

Thomas E. Porter, B.A., Loyola College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington; Assis- 
tant Professor 

Department: Mathematics 
Chair: Dr. Wilbur Smith 

Bolindra N. Borah, B.S., Gauhat University; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University; Pro- 
fessor 

Gilbert Casterlow, Jr., B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., The Penn- 
sylvania State University; Professor 

Mingxiang Chen, B.S., M.S., Huazhong Normal University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of 
Technology; Assistant Professor 

James F Chew, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Associate Professor 

Thomas G. Clarke, B.A., Hiram College; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Kent State Uni- 
versity; Assistant Professor 

Dominic P. Clemence, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute and State University; Associate Professor 

Kathy M. Cousins-Cooper, B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., 
North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida; Assistant 
Professor 

Gregory Gibson, B.A., State University of New York/College at Geneseo; M.S., Ph.D., 
North Carolina State University; Assistant Professor 



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Joseph R. Gruendler, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Adjunct Professor 

Alexandra Kurepa, B.S., M.S., University of Zagreb, Ph.D., University of Northern Texas; 
Associate Professor 

Robert C. Mers, A.B., University of Texas; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University 
of Colorado; Associate Professor 

Janis M. Oldham, B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Univer- 
sity of California-Berkeley; Associate Professor 

Errol G. Rowe, B.S., M.S., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of Mary- 
land, College Park; Assistant Professor 

Wilbur L. Smith, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University, M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylva- 
nia State University; Professor 

Guoqing Tang, B.S., M.S., Anhui University; M.S., Nanjing University of Science and 
Technology; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Associate Professor 

A. Giles Warrack, B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University 
of Iowa; Associate Professor 

Paramanathan Varatharajah, B.S., University of Jaffna; M.S., Ph.D., University of Ari- 
zona; Assistant Professor 

Department: Physics 

Chair: Dr. Sekazi Mtingwa, (Interim) 

Abdellah Ahmidouch, B.S., Mohammed V University; M.S., Joseph Fourier Grenoble 
University; Ph.D., University of Geneva; Assistant Professor 

Solomon Bililign, B.S., M.S., Addis Ababa University; Ph.D., University of Iowa; Associ- 
ate Professor 

Samuel Danagoulian, M.S., Yerevan State University; Ph.D., Yerevan State Institute; Ad- 
junct Associate Professor 

Caesar R. Jackson, B.E.T., Florida A&M University; M.E.E.E., University of Florida; Ph.D. 
(Physics), North Carolina State University; Associate Professor and Associate Dean 

Floyd J. James, B.S., M.S., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of North Caro- 
lina at Chapel Hill; Associate Professor 

Abede Kebede, B.S., Addis Ababa University; M.S., Ph.D., Temple University; Assistant 
Professor 

Sekazi K. Mtingwa, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton 
University; Professor, and Interim Chair 

Ronald Pedroni, B.S., Jackson University; Ph.D., Duke University; Adjunct Assistant Pro- 
fessor 

Thomas R. Sandin, B.S., Santa Clara University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University; Profes- 
sor 

Aaron Titus, B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 
Assistant Professor 

Elvira S. Williams, B.S., North Carolina Central University; M.S., Ph.D., Howard Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 



246 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



Department: Sociology & Social Work Joint Master of Social Work 
Chair: Dr. Sarah Kirk 

Fasihuddin Ahmed, B.A., Forman Christian College; M.A., University of the Punjab; Ph.D., 
University of Chicago; Associate Professor 

Edwina H. Byrd, A.B., Howard University; M.S.W. Howard University; Ph.D., Ohio State 
University; Instructor 

Robert Davis, B.A., Southern University; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Washington 
State University; Post-Doctoral, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Professor 

* Joyce Dickerson, B.S., Tuskegee University; M.S.W., University of Alabama; Ph.D., 
University of Alabama; Assistant Professor 

Randolph Hawkins, A.B., Paine College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., 
Bowling Green State University; Associate Professor 

David Johnson, B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Professor 

*Sarah V Kirk, B.A., St. Augustine's College; M.S.W, Atlanta University; M.P.H., Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Professor and Associate Pro- 
gram Director, Joint Master of Social Work 

*Wayne Moore, B.S., East Carolina University; M.S.W, Ohio State University; Ph.D., 
University of South Carolina; Assistant Professor 

Ernest Morant, B.A. Claflin College; M.S.W. New York University, Assistant Professor 

June Murray, B.S. State University of New York-College of Old Westbury; M.S.W. Co- 
lumbia University; M.S. University of Claifornia-Santa Cruz; Ph.D. University of 
California-Berkeley; Assistant Professor 

Velma Tyrance, B.S. Tuskegee University; M.S.W. Fordham University; Assistant Professor 

Lawrence Shornack, B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., New 
York University; Associate Professor 

*John Steele, B.A. Maryville College; M.S.S.W Virginia Commonwealth University; 
D.S.W Catholic University of America, Assistant Professor 

* Primary assignment — the Joint Master of Social Work Program 

ADJUNCT GRADUATE FACULTY - UNCG 

*Jacalyn Claes, B.S., Western Illinois University; M.S., Western Illinois University; M.S.W, 
University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa; Assistant Professor 

*Susan Dennison, B.S.W, University of Detroit; M.S.W, Barry University; Assistant Pro- 
fessor 

Marilyn Edwards, B.S.W, North Carolina A&T State University; M.S.W, University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lecturer 

Elisabeth Hurd, B.A., Harvard University; M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University; 
Ph.D., University of Chicago; Assistant Professor 

^Elizabeth Lindsey, Diplome, University of Lyon; B.A., University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill; M.S.W, University of Georgia, Ph.D., University of Georgia; Assistant 
Professor 

Carolyn Moore, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S.S.A., Case Western Re- 
serve University; Lecturer 

*John Rife, B.A., Hanover College; M.S.W, Indiana University; M.A., Ohio State Univer- 
sity; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Associate Professor 



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Robert Wineburg, B.A., Utica College; M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of 

Pittsburg; Associate Professor 
* Primary assignment — the Joint Master of Social Work Program 

School of Education 

Department: Curriculum and Instruction 
Chair: Dr. Dorothy LeFlore (Interim) 

David Boger, B.S., Livingstone College; M.S., New Mexico Highlands University; Ph.D., 
University of New Mexico; Dean of School of Education and Professor 

Elizabeth Jane Davis-Seaver, B. A., Duke University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Assistant Professor (Elementary Educa- 
tion) 

Karen D. Guy, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.Ed., North Carolina Central 
University; Ed.D, University of North Dakota; Director of Student Teaching and Edu- 
cational Internships; Assistant Professor (Elementary Education) 

Pamela I. Hunter, B.A., Livingstone College; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greens- 
boro; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Elementary Education Coordinator; Associate 
Professor (Elementary Education) 

Cathy Kea, B.A., North Carolina Central University; M.S., University of Wisconsin- 
LaCross; Ph.D., University of Kansas; Associate Professor 

Dorothy D. Leflore, B.S., Mississippi Valley State University; M.S., University of Oregon; 
Ph.D., University of Oregon (Foundations), Chairperson 

Morris C. Peterkin, B.S., Cheyney State College; M.S., Governors State University; M.Ed., 
Certificate, Temple University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor 

Larry Powers, B.S., M.Ed., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., Michigan State University; Asso- 
ciate Dean and Associate Professor 

Earnestine Psalmonds, B.S., Tuskegee University; M.Ed., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., 
Georgia State University; Vice Chancellor for Research 

Karen Smith-Gratto, B.A., Christopher Newport College; M.A., Ph.D., University of New 
Orleans (Instructional Technology) 

Thomas J. Smith, B.A., Manchester College; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University 
of South Carolina, Assistant Professor (Foundations) 

Genevieve L. Williams, B.A., Bennett College; M.S., North Carolina A&T State Univer- 
sity; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Assistant Professor (Reading Education) 

Fred S. Wood, Jr., B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D, University of 
North Carolina, Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor 

Department: Health, Physical Education 
Chair: Dr. Deborah Callaway 

Deborah J. Callaway, B.S., Virginia State College; M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth Univer- 
sity; Ed.D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Associate Professor 

Leonard T Dudka, B.S., M.A., California State Polytechnic College; Ph.D., University of 
Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; Associate Professor 

Eleanor W Gwynn, B.S., Tennessee State A&I University; M.F.A., University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Professor 

248 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



Tova Rubin, B.F.A., University of the Arts; M.A., Adelphi University, Ph.D., Temple Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

Gloria M. Palma, B.S., University of the Phillipines; M.S., Ph.D., Washington State Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

Department: Human Development and Services 
Chair: Dr. Wyatt Kirk 

Patricia D. Bethea, B.A., North Carolina Central University; M.Ed., University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Associ- 
ate Professor 

Bernadine Chapman, B.S., Elizabeth City State University; M.A., Teachers College, Co- 
lumbia University; Ed.D., North Illinois University; Assistant Professor 

Rosemary B. Closson, B.S., Howard University; M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; 
Ph.D., Florida State University; Assistant Professor 

Edward B. Fort, B.S., M.S., Wayne State University; Ed.D., University of California, Ber- 
keley; Professor and Chancellor Emeritus 

Brenda S. Hall, B.A., M.Ed., Shippensburg University; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Insti- 
tute and State University, Assistant Professor 

Wyatt D. Kirk, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Western Michigan University, Associate Professor and 
Chairperson 

David L. Lundberg, B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.Ed., Boston University; 
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Assistant Professor 

Aurelia C. Mazyck, B.S., Howard University; M.S., New York University; Ph.D., Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Greensboro; Associate Professor 

David W Price, B.A., Scarritt College; M.S., Ed.Sp., Ph.D., University of Missouri; Assis- 
tant Professor 

Ronald O. Smith, B. A. Florida A&M University; M. A. Northeastern Illinois University; 
Ph.D. Purdue University; Associate Professor. 

Andrew Tobias, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Florida at Gainsesville; Assistant 
Professor 

Miriam L. Wagner, B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.Ed., North Caro- 
lina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Assis- 
tant Professor 

College of Engineering 

Department: Architectural Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Ronald Helms 

Ronnie S. Bailey; B.S. Arch., Howard University; M.U.P, University of Wisconsin-Mil- 
waukee, Architecture; Associate Professor 

Sameer A. Hamoush, PE.-NC; Assistant Professor; B.S.C.E., University of Damascus 
(Syria); M.S.C.E., University of Nebraska; Ph.D.-C.E., North Carolina State Univer- 
sity, Structures 

Ronald N. Helms-RE.-CO; B.Arch., University of Illinois; M.S.A.E., University of Illinois; 
Ph.D., Ohio State University, Lighting and Facilities, Chairperson and Professor 



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W. Mark McGinley, RE.-NC; B.S.C.E., University of Alberta; M.S.C.E., University of 
Alberta; Ph.D.-C.E., University of Alberta, Structures; Associate Professor 

Peter Rojeski, Jr., RE.-NC; B.S.C.E., Clarkson College of Technology; M.S.M.E., Cornell 
University; Ph.D., Cornell University, Facilities and HVAC; Associate Professor 

Harmohindar Singh, RE.-NC; B.S.M.E., Punjab University; M.S.M.E., Punjab Univer- 
sity; M.S.M.E., Wayne State University; Ph.D.-Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State 
University; FTVAC, Professor; 

Department: Chemical Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Franklin King 

Yusuf G. Adewuyi, B.S., Ohio University; M.S., Ph.D, University of Iowa; Associate Pro- 
fessor 

VinayakN. Kabadi, B.ChE, Bombay University; M.S., S.U.N. Y. at Buffalo; Ph.D., Penn- 
sylvania State University, Professor 

Franklin G. King, B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Kansas State University; 
M.Ed., Howard University; D.Sc, Stevens Institute of Technology; Professor and 
Chairman 

Shamsuddin Ilias, B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; 
M.S., University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran; Ph.D., Queen's University, 
Canada; RE.; Associate Professor 

Kenneth L. Roberts, B.S., M.S., Georgia Tech; Ph.D, University of South Carolina; Assis- 
tant Professor 

Keith A. Schimmel, B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University; RE.; 
Associate Professor 

Gary B. Tatterson, B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Ohio 
State University; RE.; Professor 

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Miquel Picornell 

Shoou-Yuh Chang, B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., University of North 
Carolina; Phd.D., University of Illinois; Samuel Massie Chair Professor 

Kenneth H. Murray, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 
Professor 

Emmanuel Nzewi, B.S., Michigan Technological University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 

Judy A. Perkins, B.S., Southern University; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Georgia 
Tech; Associate Professor 

Miguel Picornell, B.S., Madrid Polytechnic University; M.E., Ph.D., Texas A&M Univer- 
sity; Professor and Chairperson 

M. Reza Salami, B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Arizona; Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs 



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Department: Electrical Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Ward Collis, Interim Chair 

Ali Abul-Fadl, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho; Associate Professor 

M. Bikdash, B.S., Ameri. U. Beiruit, M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Va.; Ph.D., 
North Carolina State University; Assistant Professor 

Ward J. Collis, B.S., M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Ohio State University, Associ- 
ate Professor, Interim Chair 

N. Dogan, B.S., Karadeniz Tech. University; M.S., Polytechnic University of New York, 
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Associate Professor 

A. Homaifar, B.S., M.S., State University of New York at Stoneybrook; Ph.D., University 
of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, Associate Professor 

Shanthi Iyer, B.S., M.S., Delhi University; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology; Profes- 
sor 

Jung H. Kim, B.S., Yonsei University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Pro- 
fessor 

Gary L. Lebby, B.S., M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Clemson University; Pro- 
fessor 

Clinton B. Lee, B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.S., North Carolina A&T State 
University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Associate Professor 

R. Li, B.S., Duke University; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Kansas; Asso- 
ciate Professor. 

D. Song, B.S., Cheng Du U. Sci. Tech.; M.S., Chong Qing U, Ph.D., Tennessee Technical; 
Professor 

Feodor S. Vainstein, B.S., M.S., Moscow Institute of Electronics; Ph.D., Boston Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 

Alvernon Walker, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., North Caro- 
lina State University; Associate Professor 

Chung Yu, B.S., McGill University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Professor 

Department: Computer Science 
Chair: Dr. Joseph Monroe 

Sharon A. Brown, Assistant Professor and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies. M.S., 
(1984) University of Illinois, Artificial Intelligence. 

Christo Dichev, Ph.D., Kiev University, Artificial Intelligence, Reasoning, Logic Program- 
ming, Knowledge Representation 

Albert C. Esterline, Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Logic and Functional Programming, 
Artificial Intelligence, Automated Reasoning 

John Kelly, Jr., Ph.D., University of Delaware, Computer Network Performance Measure- 
ment and Modeling, Embedded Systems Design, Hardware Description Languages 

Mohammed Ketel, Ph.D., Polytechnic University, Computer Architecture, Computer Net- 
works, Image Processing, Database Applications, Coding and Information Theory 

Joseph Monroe, Chairperson, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Object Oriented Software 
Engineering, CASE tools 



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Kenneth A. Williams, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Distributed Operating Systems, 
Optical Communications, Computer Architecture 

Sung Yoon, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Multimedia Communication, Video 
Coding, Computer Vision 

Anna Huiming Yu, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Soft- 
ware Engineering, Robotics 

Department: Industrial Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Eui Park 

Ganelle Gloster, B.S., UNC-Chapel Hill; MSIE, North Carolina A&T State University; 
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Assistant Professor 

Arup K. Mallik, BSME, Jadavpur University; MSIE, Ph.D., North Carolina State Univer- 
sity; Professional Engineer; Professor 

Celestine Ntuen, NCE, College of Education, UYO, Nigeria; BSIE, MSIE, Ph.D., West 
Virginia University; Professor 

Herbert E. Nwankwo, NCE (Mathematics/Economics), University of Nigeria; B.S., Trans- 
portation, MSIE, North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of Texas, 
Arlington; Assistant Professor 

Eui Park, B.S., Yonsei University; MSIE, Ph.D., Mississippi State University; Professor 
and Chairperson 

Bala Ram, BSME, MSIE, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; Ph.D., State University 
of New York at Buffalo; Professional Engineer; Professor 

Sanjiv Sarin, BSChE, MSIE, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; Ph.D., University of 
New York; Professional Engineer; Professor 

Paul Stanfield, BSEE, North Carolina State University; M.B.A., UNC-Greensboro; MSIE/ 
OR, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Assistant Professor 

Silvanus J. Udoka, B.S., MSIE, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; Associate Professor 

Department: Mechanical Engineering 
Chair: Dr. William Craft 

V Sarma Awa, B.S., Saugor University; DMIT, Madras Institute of Technology; M.S., 
Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; E-Sy stems 
Professor 

Suresh Chandra, B.S., Banaras Hindu University; M.S., University of Louisville; Ph.D., 
Colorado State University; Research Professor 

Rajinder S. Chauhan, B.S., Guru Nanak Engineering College; M.T., Indian Institute of 
Technology; Ph.D., Auburn University; Assistant Professor 

William J. Craft, P.E.; B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S. & Ph.D., Clemson Uni- 
versity; Professor and Chairperson 

DeRome O. Dunn, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute and State University; Associate Professor 

Frederick Ferguson, M.S., Kharkov State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland, As- 
sociate Professor and Director of NASA/CAR 

George J. Filatovs, B.S., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla, 
Professor 



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Meldon Human, RE.; B.S., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; 
Associate Professor 

Ajit D. Kelkar, B.S., Poona University; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., Old 
Dominion University; Associate Professor 

David E. Klett, RE.; B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida; 
Professor 

Richard A. Layton, RE.; B.S., California State University, Northridge; M.S., Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Washington; Assistant Professor 

Carolyn W. Meyers, B.S.M.E., Howard University; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology; Professor and Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Tony C. Min, P.E.; B.S., Chiao Tung University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 
Professor Emeritus 

Samuel P. Owusu-Ofori, RE.; B.S., University of Science and Technology — Kumasi, Ghana; 
M.S., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Boeing Profes- 
sor of Manufacturing 

Devdas M. Pai, RE.; B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona 
State University; Associate Professor 

Japannathan Sankar, B.E., University of Madras; M.E., Concordia University; Ph.D., Lehigh 
University; Professor 

Lonnie Sharpe, Jr., RE.; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., North Carolina 
State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana, Champaign; Professor and Dean, 
College of Engineering 

K. N. Shivakumar; B.E., Bangalore University; M.E., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science; 
Research Professor 

Mark J. Schulz, RE.; B.T., M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Associate 
Professor 

Shih-Liang Wang, RE.; B.S., National Tsing Hua University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State 
University; Associate Professor 



School of Technology 

Department: Graphic Communications 
Chair: Dr. Nancy Glenz (Interim) 

Elazer Barnette, B.S., West Virginia State College; M.S., North Carolina State University; 
Ed.D., North Carolina State University; Professor and Interim Dean 

Vincent W Childress, B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University; Assistant Professor 

Ray Davis, B.S., University of Maryland Eastern Shore; M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State Uni- 
versity; Professor and Assistant Dean 

David Dillon, B.S., Northwestern State University of Louisiana; M.A., University of Loui- 
siana; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ed.D., North Carolina State Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 

Cynthia Gillispie, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 
Assistant Professor 



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Nancy L. Glenz, B.S., Trenton State College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University; 
Associate Professor, Interim Chairperson 

Arjun Kapur, B.S., M.S., Ponjob University; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology; Assis- 
tant Professor 

Department: Manufacturing Systems 
Chair: Dr. Abhay Trivedi 

William K. James, A.A., North Iowa Area Community College; B.S., Iowa State Univer- 
sity; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; D.I.T., University of Northern Iowa; Associ- 
ate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, wkjames@ncat.edu 

Paul Liu, B.S., Tunghai University, Taiwan; M.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman; Ph.D., 
Auburn University; Associate Professor, liu@ncat.edu 

Abhay V. Trivedi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., North Dakota State University; Chairperson. 
trived@ncat.edu 

Marcus Tillery; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Iowa State University; 
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Associate Professor, tillerym@ncat.edu 

Earnest L. Walker, B.S., A.M. & N. College; M.S., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; 
Ph.D., Southern University at Carbondale, IL; Professor, ewalker@ncat.edu 



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Administration, University of North Carolina 

University of North Carolina 

(Sixteen Constituent Institutions) 

Officers of Administration 

Molly Corbett Broad, President (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) 

Roy Carroll, Senior Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) 

Gary Barnes. Vice President for Program Assessment and Public Service (B.A., M.S., Ph.D.) 

Charles Coble, Vice President for University-School Programs (A.A., B.A., M.A.T., Ed.D.) 

Jeffrey Davies, Vice President for Finance and CFO (B.S., M.B.A.) 

J. B. Milliken, Vice President for Public Affairs and University Advancement (B.A., J.D.) 

Diana Oblinger, Vice President for Information Resources and CIO (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) 

Judith Pulley, Vice President for Planning (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) 

Rosalind Fuse-Hall, Secretary of the University (B.A., J.D.) 



BOARD OF GOVERNORS 

The University of North Carolina 
Dr. Benjamin Ruff in, Chairperson 



F. Edward Broadwell, Jr. 
Robert J. Brown 
William T. Brown 
C. Clifford Cameron 
Orville D. Coward, Sr. 
John C. Fennebresque 



Class of 1999 

Larnie G. Horton, Jr. 
C. Ralph Kinsey, Jr. 
W. Kennety Morgan, Jr. 
Cary C. Owen 
Barbara S. Perry 



Earl N. Phillips, Jr. 

Marshall A. Rauch 

Benjamin S. Ruff in 

Joseph E. Thomas 

(Vacancy) 



Bradley T Adcock 
G. Irvin Aldridge 
Lois G. Brirt 
John F.A.V Cecil 
Bert Collins 
Ray S. Farris 



Class of 2001 

H. Frank Grainger 
Helen Rhyne Marvin 
Timothy Keith Moore 
Maxine H. O'Kelley 
D. Wayne Peterson 



Jim W Phillips, Jr. 

J. Craig Souza 

Robert F. Warwick 

James Bradley Wilson 

(Vacancy) 



Members Emeriti 

James E. Holshouser, Jr. Samuel H. Poole 

Ex-Officio 

Keith Bryant 



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History of the University of North Carolina 

In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees 
are part of the University of North Carolina. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State 
University is one of the 16 constituent institutions of the multi-campus state university. 

The University of North Carolina, chartered by the N.C. General Assembly in 1789, 
was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to 
graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 
1795. For the next 136 years, the only campus of the University of North Carolina was at 
Chapel Hill. 

In 1 877, the N.C. General Assembly began sponsoring additional institutions of higher 
education, diverse in origin and purpose. Five were historically black institutions, and 
another was founded to educate American Indians. Several were created to prepare teach- 
ers for the public schools. Others had a technological emphasis. One is a training school 
for performing artists. 

In 1931, the N.C. General Assembly redefined the University of North Carolina to 
include three state-supported institutions: the campus at Chapel Hill (now the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (now North Carolina 
State University at Raleigh), and Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina 
at Greensboro). The new multi-campus University operated with one board of trustees and 
one president. By 1969, three additional campuses had joined the University through leg- 
islative action: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Caro- 
lina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

In 1971, the General Assembly passed legislation bringing into the University of North 
Carolina the state's ten remaining public senior institutions, each of which had until then 
been legally separate: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City 
State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical 
State University, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, 
Pembroke State University, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State Univer- 
sity. This action created the current 16-campus University. (In 1985, the North Carolina 
School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was de- 
clared an affiliated school of the University; and in 1996, Pembroke State University was 
renamed The University of North Carolina at Pembroke through Legislative action.) 

The UNC Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with "the 
general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of 
the constituent institutions." It elects the president, who administers the University. The 32 
voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the General Assembly for four- 
year terms. Former board chairmen and board members who are former governors of 
North Carolina may continue to serve for limited periods as non- voting members emeriti. 
The president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, or that student's designee, 
is also a non- voting member. 

Each of the 1 6 constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is chosen by the 
Board of Governors on the president's nomination and is responsible to the president. 
Each institution has a board of trustees consisting of eight members elected by the Board 
of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the president of the student body, who 
serves ex-officio. (The NC School of the Arts has two additional ex-officio members.) 
Each board of trustees holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its 
institution on delegation from the Board of Governors. 



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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Dr. Howard Chubbs, Greensboro, Chair 

Dr. Alexander W. Spears III, Greensboro, Vice Chair 

Mr. Ralph K. Shelton, Greensboro, Secretary 

Mr. Carl Ashby III, Greensboro, 

Mr. R. Steve Bowden, Greensboro 

Mrs. Carol Bruce, Greensboro 

Mr. Joseph S. Colson Jr., Cary 

Mr. Joe L. Dudley Sr., Kernersville 

Dr. Charles E. McQueary, Greensboro 

Dr. Velma Speight, Greensboro 

Dr. Gerald Truesdale, Greensboro 

Mr. John H. Wooten, Goldsboro 

Ex Officio Member 

Ms. Kendra Hill, President, Student Government Association, NCA&TSU 



MISSION, PURPOSE AND GOALS OF THE UNIVERSITY 

Mission Statement 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, comprehensive, 
land-grant university committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary 
undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public 
service. The University offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral 
levels with emphasis on engineering, science, technology, literature and other academic ar- 
eas. As one of North Carolina's three engineering colleges, the University offers Ph.D. pro- 
grams in engineering. Basic and applied research is conducted by faculty in University cen- 
ters of excellence, in interinstitutional relationships, and through significant involvement 
with several public and private agencies. The University also conducts major research through 
engineering, transportation, and its extension programs in agriculture. 

For the present planning period (1999-2001), the University will continue to place 
emphasis on strengthening its programs in engineering, the sciences, and technology. The 
University also offers, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Greens- 
boro, a joint master's degree program in social work. 

The purpose of the University is to provide an intellectual setting where students in 
higher education may find a sense of identification, belonging, responsibility, and achieve- 
ment that will prepare them for roles of leadership and service in the communities where 
they will live and work. In this sense, the University serves as a laboratory for the develop- 
ment of excellence in teaching, research and public service. 

The program of the University focuses on the broad fields of agriculture, engineering, 
technology, business, education, nursing, the liberal arts and science. 

The major goals of the University as approved by the faculty are as follows: 

1 . To help students improve their interpersonal and communication skills. 

2. To insure adequate career preparation for students that will enable them to lead pro- 
ductive lives. 



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3. To develop innovative instructional programs that will meet the needs of a diverse 
student body and the expectations of the various professions. 

4. To maintain an environment which fosters quality instruction and encourages the fur- 
ther professional development of faculty and staff which supports the ideals of aca- 
demic freedom and shared governance. 

5. To assist students in developing their powers of critical and analytical thinking. 

6. To promote managerial efficiency in all administrative functions, including the con- 
tinued development of operational efficiency and productivity in the accounting and 
fiscal system of the University consistent with the needs of the various University 
programs and functions and with the expectations of state and federal regulations. 

7. To assist students in developing in-depth competence in at least one subject area for a 
global economy and for an environment with changing technology. 

8. To aid students in the further development of self-confidence and a positive self im- 
age. 

9. To identify and secure additional sources for internal and external funds to support the 
development of competitive financial aid awards to academically qualified students 
and to needy students. 

10. To further develop and maintain the institutional research and planning processes that 
are necessary for the continued competitiveness, relevance, productivity, and credibil- 
ity of the University, its programs, and its operations. 

1 1 . To develop and maintain undergraduate and graduate programs of high academic quality 
and excellence. 

12. To encourage research and other creative endeavors by the faculty and students. 

13. To identify and help satisfy educational, cultural and other public service needs in the 
state, nation, and international environment. 

14. To plan, construct, and maintain physical facilities for the achievement of the goals of 
the educational programs, research, and administrative functions. 

POLICY GOVERNING PROGRAMS AND COURSE OFFERINGS 

All provisions, regulations, degree programs, course listings, etc., in effect when this 
catalogue went to press are subject to revision by the appropriate governing bodies of 
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Such changes will not affect 
the graduation requirements of students who enroll under the provisions of the catalogue. 

Piedmont Independent College Association of North Carolina 

The Piedmont Independent College Association of North Carolina is an organization 
comprised of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, The University 
of North Carolina at Greensboro, High Point College, Greensboro College, Bennett Col- 
lege, Guilford College, and Guilford Technical Community College. The organization pro- 
motes interinstitutional cooperation and cooperative educational activities among the seven 
institutions. Agreements provide the opportunity for any student to enroll at another insti- 
tution for a course or courses not offered on one's home campus. 



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RESOURCES AND STUDENT SERVICES 

Office of Development and University Relations 

The Office of Development and University Relations is maintained by the University 
not only to assist with the overall institutional development, but also to promote its con- 
tinual interest among alumni, parents, friends, foundations, corporations, and other sec- 
tors of the national community It encourages annual alumni giving and deferred giving, 
and conducts special fund campaigns. The office embraces the following areas of opera- 
tion: Alumni Affairs, Community Relations, Public Information, Industry Cluster, Fund 
Raising, Publications, Public Relations, Legislative Relations, Industrial Liaison, Sports 
Publicity and Special Educational Projects. 

In addition, the office aids in conducting the affairs of the North Carolina A&T State 
University Foundation, Inc., which has been established to assist in soliciting gifts, grants, 
and contributions from other than state sources for such worthy purposes as student schol- 
arships, faculty development, library resources, specialized equipment, and cultural and 
public service programs. 

The office is conveniently located in Suite 400 of the Dowdy Administration Building. 

Division of Research 

The Division of Research was established to provide an effective administrative infra- 
structure for research and sponsored programs. The Division administers and manages all 
sponsored program activities at the University, including intellectual property. These ac- 
tivities include research services, proposal processing, negotiation and acceptance of funding 
agreements, post award administration, and technology transfer. In addition, it insures 
that sponsored programs are compatible with the University's mission and program thrusts, 
minimizes duplication, assures compliance with governing regulations and policies, and 
disseminates research productivity information. 

Consistent with its support mission, the Division of Research serves as a conduit for 
program descriptions and announcements, conducts training in program development and 
project management, provides access to information electronically and in hard copy, and 
provides technical assistance. It operates a resource library containing current agency 
forecasts and program summaries, brochures, directories, statistical reports, manuals, guides, 
and other useful material. 

Food Services 

The University provides food services for students at a reasonable cost. A snack bar is 
located in the Memorial Student Union Building. Students who live in the residence halls are 
required to eat in the cafeterias. Students who live off campus may purchase meals also. 

Office of Career Services 

The Office of Career Services at North Carolina A&T State University has as its mis- 
sion to provide centralized, comprehensive and progressive programs, services and re- 
sources designed to prepare students to successfully pursue meaningful career opportuni- 
ties. Continuous career development assistance is also available to alumni of the Univer- 
sity. These services include the following: 



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• Act as liaison between students and employers, acquainting them with career opportu- 
nities. 

• Work with academic deans, faculty members and administrators to help bridge the gap 
between the classroom and the world of work. 

• Assist students through individual and group counseling. 

• Help students and alumni in identifying career search strategies. 

• Provide cooperative education experiences. 

Services are always performed with a conscientious and sincere interest in the students 
as well as the prospective employers. The Office of Career Services is located in Room 
101, Murphy Hall. Our website is www.careerserv.ncat.edu. 

Student Organizations and Activities 

The University provides a well-balanced program of activities for moral, spiritual, 
cultural, and physical development of the students. Religious, cultural, social, and recre- 
ational activities are sponsored by various committees, departments, and organizations of 
the University. Outstanding artists, lecturers, and dramatic productions are brought to the 
campus. 

A listing of student organizations, their purposes, objectives, chief officers, and advi- 
sors are published annually by the Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student 
Development. This document is available upon request by any office individual. 

The Memorial Union 

The Memorial Union functions as the "community center" for the University and its 
constituency by providing a diversity of services and activities. The "Union" building 
encompasses over 45,000 square feet of space and serves as the headquarters for the Stu- 
dent Government Association, Student Union Advisory Board, Office of Student Activi- 
ties, Aggie Escort Service, Yearbook Staff, Intramural Sports, Minority Student Affairs 
and the Commuter Student Center. Also, the Memorial Union offers room accommoda- 
tions for small group meetings or large banquet activities, lounge areas, self-service vend- 
ing, Aggie One Card services, ATM services, fax services, a snack bar, a barber shop, 
games room, copier corner, art displays and the Information Center. 

A primary goal of the Memorial Student Union is to promote an involved community 
through its' various services, facilities, and programs. The Union's location in the heart of 
the north campus provides a co-curricular community for students, faculty members, alumni, 
and guest served by the University. Additionally, the programming and recreational ac- 
tivities of the Student Union Advisory Board have a unique focus on the cultural and 
social development of participants. 

Veterans Affairs 

North Carolina A&T is an approved University for veterans and veteran dependents, 
who wish to attend and receive educational benefits. 

Persons wishing to attend the University under the Veterans Administration Educa- 
tional Training Program should apply first to the Veterans Administration for a Certificate 
of Eligibility. Simultaneously, they should apply for admission to North Carolina A&T 
State University through normal admissions procedures. The issuing of a Certificate of 
Eligibility by the Veterans Administration does not automatically assure a student of ad- 
mission to the University. 



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The office is located in Suite 005, Murphy Hall, and has been established to assist 
veterans with enrollment and adjustment to college life. Upon enrolling at the University, 
veterans or eligible persons should report to the Office of Veterans Affairs for certifica- 
tion. If a Certificate of Eligibility has not been issued, the veterans or the eligible persons 
should see the University Certifying Official. 

Additionally, the Office of Veterans Affairs provides counseling and tutorial services. 

Disability Support Services 

The Office of Disability Support Services is established to assure ready accessibility 
of all academic programs, services, and activities, to any person with a disability matricu- 
lating at the University. Likewise, it focuses on facility accessibility. 

The Office serves as a liaison for all students with disabilities as they participate in 
programs and activities enjoyed by all students. Additionally, the office arranges for any 
needed academic adjustments and/or reasonable accommodations. Documentation is required. 

All information and services for persons with disabilities are handled through this 
office located in Suite 005, Murphy Hall. Students are encouraged to take advantage of 
these services. 

Minority Affairs 

The Office of Minority Student Affairs was created in order to assist minority (Native 
and Asian American, Caucasian and Hispanic/Latino) students in the development and 
accomplishment of their educational goals. Housed in Suite 219 of the Memorial Union, 
Minority Student Affairs is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is staffed by the director 
and secretary. 

Minority students represent approximately twelve percent (12%) of the student popu- 
lation. This means about 850 minority students are enrolled at North Carolina Agricul- 
tural and Technical State University. Efforts to serve these students are designed to in- 
crease the retention and graduation of minority presence students through activities, news- 
letters, workshops, mentoring programs, surveys, counseling, and numerous program out- 
reach services that focus on personal development and campus involvement. 

The Minority Student Association offers leadership opportunities and social activities 
for minority students, often in cooperation with other campus organizations. 

The Minority Student Association offers leadership opportunities and social activities 
for minority students, often in cooperation with other campus organizations. 

Bookstore 

The Bookstore is responsible for selling and distributing textbooks, study aids, student 
supplies, departmental supplies, and souvenirs to the students, faculty, and staff. The 
bookstore is located in the Brown Hall. The telephone number is 336-334-7593. 

Student Development Services 

The Division of Student Affairs shoulders the major responsibility for Student Devel- 
opment Services. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is the Chief Administrative 
Officer. The division is comprised of fourteen departments assigned to four major units 
that are supervised by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development, Assistant 
Vice Chancellor for Career Services, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and 
Director of Housing. 



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Student Development Services at the University are organized for the purpose of pro- 
viding programs and services that complement the academic mission of the University 
and contribute to the intellectual, social, moral, cultural, and physical development of 
students. These programs and services are designed to meet the expressed out-of-class- 
room needs of students while they pursue academic careers at the University. 

As a support unit to the academic process, Student Affairs works with students in areas 
of counseling, leadership development, housing, and student activities. Such activities 
assist students in finding a sense of belonging, responsibility, and achievement. The Divi- 
sion carries out its purpose through goals given below: 

1 . To provide leadership development opportunities for student leaders, Student Govern- 
ment Association, Student Union Advisory Board, and other student organizations 
such as sororities and fraternities. 

2. To provide improved services for students that impact upon their personal develop- 
ment. 

3. To develop activities and programs that accommodate the special needs of commuter 
and adult students. 

4. To provide programs to accommodate the special needs of minority students. 
Consistent with the overall goals of the University, Student Development Services 

include the following programs and activities: (1) Counseling Services, (2) Career Ser- 
vices, (3) Student Government Association, (4) Student Activities and Publications, (5) 
Health Services, (6) Intramural Sports, (7) Veterans and Disabilities Support Services (8) 
Student Support Services, (9) Housing and Residence Life, (10) Student Union, (1 1) In- 
ternational Student Affairs, (12) Upward Bound Program, (13) Student Development, and 
(14) Minority Affairs. 

Counseling Services 

The University makes provisions for counseling, testing, and guidance for all students 
through Counseling Services, located in 108 Murphy Hall. 

Counseling Services conducts a testing program for all freshman students. The results 
of this program are used to assist freshmen in the planning of their educational and voca- 
tional careers. The Office conducts other testing programs that are required or desired by 
the departments of the University. 

Counseling Services offers students the opportunity to discuss with a trained profes- 
sional counselor or clinical psychologist any questions, dilemmas, needs, problems, or 
concerns involving educational, career, social, personal, or emotional adjustment that may 
occur during the college years. 

The following is a list of services available through Counseling Services: 

1 . Individual and group personal counseling. 

2. Academic and Career Counseling. 

3 . Individual test administration and interpretation covering the areas of intelligence, 
aptitude, personality, interest, achievement, and other areas requiring special needs. 

4. University Diagnostic and Placement Testing Program for all freshmen to assist in 
the planning of their educational and vocational careers and other programs re- 
quired or desired by departments of the University. 

5. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for Course Credit by Examination. 

6. National Testing Program which includes administration of the Graduate Record 
Examinations, National Teacher Examinations, Graduate Management Admission 
Test, Veterinary College Admissions Test, and other similar examinations. 



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7. Graduate student internship training laboratory. 

8. Graduate school information and cooperation in the placement of graduates who 
desire to pursue graduate studies. 

9. Withdrawal exit interviews. 

10. Outreach counseling programs and activities. 

All counseling is voluntary, free of charge, private, and confidential. 



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DRUG AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION POLICY 

Preamble: 

The basic mission of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is to 
provide an educational environment that enhances and supports the intellectual process. 
The academic community, including students, faculty and staff, has the collective respon- 
sibility to ensure that this environment is conducive to healthy intellectual growth. The 
illegal use of harmful and addictive chemical substances and the abuse of alcohol pose a 
threat to the educational environment. Thus, this Drug and Alcohol Education Policy is 
being promulgated to assist members of the University community in their understanding 
of the harmful effects of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse; of the incompatibility of illegal 
drugs and the abuse of alcohol with the educational mission of the University; and of the 
consequences of the use, possession, or sale of such illegal drugs, and the abuse of alco- 
hol, including the violation of applicable laws. 
Objectives: 
I. To develop an educational program that increases the University community's knowl- 
edge and competency to make informed decisions relative to the use and abuse of 
controlled substances and alcohol; and 
II. To increase those skills and attributes required to take corrective action conducive to 

the health and well being of potential drug and alcohol abusers. 
Program Components: 
There are five (5) components to this policy: 
I. Education 
II. Health Risks 
III. Rehabilitation 
IV Sanctions 

V Dissemination and Review. 
I. EDUCATION 

It is the intent of the Drug and Alcohol Education Policy of North Carolina A&T State 
University to ensure that all members of the University community (i.e., students, faculty, 
administrators and other employees) are aware that the use, sale, and/or possession of 
illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol are incompatible with the goals of the University. 
Moreover, each person should be aware that the use, sale, or possession of illegal drugs 
and the abuse of alcohol is, as more specifically set forth later in this policy, subject to 
specific sanctions and penalties. 

Each member of the University family is reminded that in addition to being subject to 
University regulations and sanctions regarding illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol, he/ 
she is also subject to the laws of the State and of the nation. Each individual is also re- 
minded that it is not a violation of "double jeopardy" to be subject to the terms of this 
policy as well as the provisions of the North Carolina General Statutes. For a listing of 
relevant State criminal statutes, please see Appendix A. Further questions may be directed 
to the Office of the University Attorney or the Office of Student Affairs. 

Each member of the University community is asked to pay particular attention to the 
full consequences of the sanctions specified in this policy as well as the consequences of 
the North Carolina criminal law referenced above. Certain violations may jeopardize an 
individual's future as it relates to continued University enrollment or future employment 
possibilities, depending on individual circumstances. 



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Further, it is a policy of the University that the educational, legal, and medical aspects 
of this issue be emphasized on an annual basis through the provision of programs and 
activities in the following areas: 

(a) Annual Drug and Alcohol Education Week — Workshops and seminars on drug 
abuse led by former drug addicts and community agencies such as MADD, SADD, 
and the Sycamore Center; 

(b) Drug and Alcohol Awareness Fair — Exhibits featuring drug and alcohol related 
paraphernalia; 

(c) Media presentations on University radio station, WNAA, emphasizing the most 
current programs with drug and alcohol education messages; 

(d) "Home for the Holidays, Don't Drink and Drive"; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Preven- 
tion Campaign; 

(e) Publication of brochure on drug education; 

(f) Continual monthly outreach programs in each residence hall. 

Although directed primarily to the student population, these educational programs 
shall also be open to participation by all categories of University employees. 

Additionally, the Staff Development Office is the designated University department 
responsible for the planning and implementation of drug and alcohol education programs 
geared toward the special needs of the faculty and staff. Among the programs to be imple- 
mented by the Staff Development Office are lunchtime seminars jointly conducted by the 
Sycamore Center, the Greensboro Police Department, and the Guilford County Mental 
Health Department. 

II. HEALTH RISKS 

Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol are wide- 
ranging and varied depending on the specific substance involved and individual abuse 
pattern. These risks include, but are not limited to the following: 

1 . Physical changes which alter bodily functions such as severely increased or decreased 
cardiac output; shallow to irregular respiration; and damage to other major organs, 
such as kidney, liver and brain; 

2. Emotional and psychological changes including paranoia, depression, hostility, anxi- 
ety, mood swings, and instability; 

3. Additional health risks could include such illnesses as AIDS-HI V infection, sexually 
transmitted diseases, severe weight loss, cancer, cirrhosis, hepatitis, short term memory 
loss, seizures, and deformities to unborn children; 

4. Physical and psychological dependency (addiction); and 

5. Death from overdose or continual use. 

While these health risks are broad in range, persons consuming illicit drugs and alco- 
hol will exemplify some, if not all, of the above symptoms. See Appendix A for a list of a 
few specific drugs and their corresponding health risks. 

III. REHABILITATION 

The University recognizes that rehabilitation is an integral part of an effective drug 
and alcohol policy. Consistent with its commitment in the areas of education and sanc- 
tions, the University intends to provide an opportunity for rehabilitation to all members of 
the University family. This commitment is evidenced through access to existing Univer- 
sity resources and is furthered by referrals to community agencies. 



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Students 

The University Counseling Center and the Student Health Center are available to pro- 
vide medical and psychological assessment of students with drug/alcohol dependency and 
drug/alcohol abuse problems. Based on the outcome of this assessment, treatment can be 
provided by either or both of these centers. If, however, the scope of the problem is beyond 
the capability of these Centers, affected students will be referred to community agencies 
such as the Guilford County Mental Health Center and Greenpoint. The cost of such ser- 
vices shall be the individual's responsibility. 
Employees 

Referrals to local community agencies will be made available to include the Guilford 
County Mental Health Center, Greenpoint, and private physicians. The cost of such ser- 
vices will be the individual's responsibility. The services of the University's Counseling 
and Health Centers are not normally utilized by faculty and staff members except in emer- 
gency situations. 
IV SANCTIONS 

A. Illegal Drugs/Prohibited Conduct 

All members of the University community have the responsibility for being knowl- 
edgeable about and in compliance with the provisions of North Carolina Law as it relates 
to the use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs as set forth in Article 5, Chapter 90 of the 
North Carolina General Statutes. Any violations of this law by members of the University 
family subjects the individual to prosecution both by the University disciplinary proceed- 
ings and by civil authorities. It is not a violation of "double jeopardy" to be prosecuted by 
both of these authorities. The University will initiate its own disciplinary proceedings 
against a student, faculty member, administrator, or other employee when the alleged con- 
duct is deemed to affect the interests of the University. 

Penalties will be imposed by the University in compliance with procedural safeguards 
applicable to disciplinary actions against students (see the Student Handbook), faculty 
members (see the Faculty Handbook), administrators (see the Board of Governors Policies 
Concerning Senior Administrative Officers as well as the EPA Non-Teaching Personnel 
Policies), and SPA employees (see State Personnel Commission Policies). 

The penalties imposed for such violations range from written warnings with proba- 
tionary status to expulsion from enrollment and discharges from employment. However, 
minimum penalties that apply for each violation are listed in Appendix A. For additional 
information, direct questions to the Office of the University Attorney or the Office of 
Student Affairs. It should be noted that where the relevant sanction dictates a minimum of 
one semester suspension from employment, the regulations of the State Personnel Com- 
mission (as pertaining to SPA employees) do not permit suspension from employment of 
this duration. Thus, such sanction as applied to SPA employees dictates the termination of 
employment. 

B. Alcohol/Prohibited Conduct 
1 . Employees 

While the sale, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not illegal under 
state or federal law, it is, hereby, the policy of North Carolina A&T State University that 
the consumption of alcohol sufficient to interfere with or prevent otherwise normal execu- 
tion of job responsibilities is improper and subjects the employee to appropriate disciplin- 



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ary procedures. It is also the policy of North Carolina A&T State University that alcoholic 
beverages not be sold on campus. Employees violating these policies are subject to appro- 
priate disciplinary procedures which may range from warning and probation to dismissal 
consistent with the individual circumstances. 

Similarly, employees are reminded that, under N.C. Law, it is illegal to sell or give malt 
beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages to any- 
one less than 2 1 years old. It is also illegal to aid and abet any person less than 2 1 years old 
in the purchase or possession of these alcoholic beverages. Employees found violating 
these state laws are subject to legal sanction as well as the appropriate disciplinary proce- 
dures. 
2. Students 

Students are reminded of the following University regulations and state laws regarding 
alcoholic beverages as contained in the Student Handbook. 

1. Students are liable for violation of State Law GS 18B-302 while on University pre- 
mises: 18B-302 Sale to or Purchase by Underage Persons 

a. Sale — It shall be unlawful for any person to 

I. Sell or give malt beverages or unfortified wine to anyone less than 2 1 years old; 
or 

II. Sell or give fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages to anyone less 
than 2 1 years old. 

b. Purchase or Possession — It shall be unlawful for 

I. A person less than 21 years old to purchase, to attempt to purchase, or to pos- 
sess malt beverages, or unfortified wine; or 

II. A person less than 21 years old to purchase, to attempt to purchase, or possess 
fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages. 

c. Aider and Abettor 

I. By Underage Person — Any person under the lawful age to purchase who aids 
or abets another in violation of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be 
guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars 
($500.00) or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, at discretion 
of the court. 

II. By Person over Lawful Age — Any person who is over the lawful age to pur- 
chase who aids or abets another in violation of subsection (a) or (b) of this 
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to two 
thousand dollars ($2,000) or imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, 
at the discretion of the court. 

1 . Students are responsible for conforming to state laws pertaining to 

a. Transportation of alcoholic beverages 

b. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places 

c. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by students under the legal drinking age d. 
Abuses of alcoholic beverages. 

2. There will be no consumption of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle while on 
University property or on University streets. 

3. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is restricted to students' rooms in residence halls, 
if they are of legal drinking age. 

4. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted in public 
places; that is: lounges, game rooms, study rooms, kitchens, laundries, or patios. 



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5. There will be no public display of alcoholic beverages. 

6. The University discourages the drinking of alcoholic beverages, and other abuses of 
alcoholic beverages. Being under the influence of alcohol is considered a breach of 
conduct and students who violate these standards are subject to disciplinary action. 

Violations of the above regulations and laws will subject students to criminal prosecution 

as well as campus-based charges. 
C. Suspension Pending Final Disposition 

The University reserves the right through the Chancellor or his designee to suspend a 
student, faculty member, administrator, and other employee between the time of the 
initiation of charges and the hearing to be held. Such decision will be made based on 
whether the person's continued presence within the University community will consti- 
tute a clear and immediate danger or disruption to the University. In such circum- 
stances, the hearing will be held as promptly as possible. 
V DISSEMINATION 

A copy of the Drug and Alcohol Education Policy will be distributed on an annual 
basis to each employee and student of the University. A distribution to all enrolled stu- 
dents will occur as a part of the registration process. The distribution to University em- 
ployees will be administered by the University Personnel Office. 

The Chancellor of the University shall ensure on a biennial basis that this policy is 
reviewed to assess its effectiveness and consistency of application of sanctions, and to 
determine the necessity for modification. This review shall be conducted by October 15 of 
every other year, beginning in 1992. 
CONCLUSION 

A&T State University recognizes that the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol 
is a national problem and that sustained efforts must be made to educate the University 
family regarding the consequences associated with drug and alcohol abuse. The primary 
emphasis in this policy has, therefore, been on providing drug and alcohol abuse counsel- 
ing and rehabilitation services through the various programs and activities outlined above. 
Past experience suggests that most members of the University family are law-abiding 
and will use this policy as a guide for their future behavior and as a mechanism to influ- 
ence their peers and colleagues in a positive direction. However, those who choose to 
violate any portions of this policy will pay the penalty for non-compliance. The main 
thrust of this policy has been to achieve a balance between its educational and punitive 
components. 

The effective implementation of this policy rests on its wide dissemination to all mem- 
bers of the University family. This will be accomplished by the dissemination procedure 
previously outlined and through its publication in the faculty handbook, student hand- 
book, and University catalogue. Additionally, all affected individuals will be assured that 
applicable professional standards of confidentiality will be maintained at all times. 



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INDEX 



Academic Calendar 


4 


Concurrent Registration 


14 


Academic Warning, Probation, And 




Continuing Education 


42 


Termination 


16 


Counseling Services 


262 


Access to Student Records 


18 


Course Levels 


33 


Administration 


3,255 


Course Load 


14 


Admission to Doctoral Programs 


11 


Course Work 


25 


Admission to Master's Degree Program 9 


Credits 


33 


Agricultural Education, Economics 


50 


Curriculum and Instruction 


115 


Animal Science 


56 






Appeals 


20 


D 




Application 


11 


Declaration of Major 


32 


Architectural Engineering 


61 


Development Services 


259 


Assistantship 


25,61 


Disability Support Services 


261 


Attendance Policy: 


17 


Division of Research 


259 


Audit 


15,22 


Doctor of Philosophy Degree 


37 


B 




Drug and Alcohol Education Policy 


264 


Biology 


77 


E 




Board of Governors 


255 


Educational Support Centers 


41 


Board of Trustees 


257 


Electrical Engineering 


131 


Bookstore 


261 


Electronics Laboratory 


43 


c 




Employees 


22 






English 


144 


Career Services 


259 


Expenses 


21 


Center for Advanced Materials and 








Smart Structures 


42 


F 




Center for Autonomous Control 




Faculty 


22 


Engineering 


42 


Federal Work- Study 


26 


Center for Composite Materials Research 42 


Fields of Instruction 


45 


Center for Electronics Manufacturing 


43 


Financial Aid 


25 


Center for Energy Research and 




Food Services 


259 


Technology 


43 






Center for Environmental Remediation 


G 




and Pollution Prevention 


43 


Grade Appeal 
Grade Reports 


15 


Center of Aerospace Research 


42 


18 


Centers and Institutes 


42 


Grading System 


15 


Change of Grade 


16 


Graduate Advisor 


35 


Chemical Engineering 


83 


Graduate Eligibility 


31 


Chemistry 


90 


Graduate Faculty 


241 


Civil and Environmental Engineering 


97 


Graduate Programs 




Code of Student Conduct 


2 


Plan of Work 


26 


Comprehensive Examination 


34,38 


Requirements 


26 



Computer Science 



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Graduate School 


7 


Graduation 


20 


Grants 


27 


Graphic Communication Systems 

H 

Health, Physical Education and 


151 




Recreation 


161 


History 


164 


Housing and Residence Life 


30 


Human Development Services 


169 


Human Environment and Family 




Sciences 


181 



I 

Immunization Information 28 

Immunization Records 1 1 

Incompletes 1 6 

Industrial Engineering 187 

In-Service Teachers 14 

Institute for Human-Machine Studies 43 
Interinstitutional Doctor of Philosophy 

Program 39 

International Student Affairs 30 

International Trade Center 44 



Language Requirements 34 

Library 4 1 
Licensure 

Elementary Education 1 3 

Instructional Technology 1 3 

Licensure Only Programs 1 3 
Professional Education Requirements 13 

Reading Education 1 3 

Technology Education 1 3 

Loans 27 

M 

Manufacturing Systems 192 

Master's Degrees 32 

Mathematics 198 

Mechanical Engineering 22 1 

Medical History 1 1 

Memorial Union 260 

Minority Affairs 261 
Mission, Purpose and Goals of 

The University 257 



N 

Natural Resources and Environmental 

Design 221 

Non-Thesis Programs 36 

O 

Oral Examinations 39 



Physics 226 

Privacy of Student Records 1 8 

Procedures for Master's Degrees 35 

R 

Refund Policy 22 

Registration and Records 13 

Residence Requirements 33 

Residence Status 23 



Scholarships 26 

Social Work 231 

Special Fees 2 1 

Stipends 21 

Student Organizations and Activities 260 

Summer School 27 



Technological Studies 

Thesis 36 

Time Limitation 32 

Transfer Credit 33 

Transfer of Undergraduate Credit 34 

Transportation Institute 44 

Tuition and Fees 21 

U 

University Relations 259 

University Staff 14 

V 

Veterans Affairs 260 

W 

Waste Management Institute 42 

Withdrawal 14 



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